@limr, the most important is the context. If you're referring to some strangers, I agree calling them boy/girl is not a good way to go. However, if you know the person and you're among friends, it's perfectly fine. I know many people around 40-50 who often refer to themselves as boys and girls when they meet. I agree with @Destin on this one, people are getting waaay oversensitive these days... This thread should be about dealing with hair in post-process, not one of those PC debates. Just because OP called the human female "a girl"... Not everyone is like "oh I am an independent strong woman and you should refer to me as such you puny earthling!". Maybe she likes feeling a bit younger and OP knows her well. @DGMPhotography , did you show her the picture yet? I'd probably ask her first and then schedule a re-shoot if she's not happy. Trying to solve things like this in post is usually not worth it and simple re-shoot would be better and faster.