Here's a rendered update of the hair.
Also, I have to say, I can't wait till I have some free time, I really want to experiment more with realism. I plan on creating a bust of a female character over the Summer, with some kind of basic but nicely textured outfit. But the focus will be entirely on as much realism as I can get. I'm excited by it. But first, I want a well earned break from Maya! (I know, thinking ahead when I still have to finish this! but what the hell)