It's strange how she looks dangerously similar to Megaria, with an exemption of her color and clothes. But the hair color looks much more natural with the new technique you tried. Although, I could say that the excess hair could affect her fighting. (I figured she was the type to right but the way she's ready to sheathe her katana).
True I'm new at drawing the facial features myself rather than looking for them on bases and I tend to do them the same every time. for the hair i'm going to aim ad do a lineless one see how that goes aesthetically the hair on my characters is the center piece that's why I draw it fanning out. In most stories though its braided and looped either around the neck or the waist.(depending on how long it is) that's why most of the designs for armor I make have a high neck like To conceal the braid underneath.
I'm still thinking about it. this is one of my old characters from last year when I joined a canine rp group. I had only three characters then I have 297 characters now. I'm thinking of making her a very strict traditionalist character. one that doesn't like technology that much by comparison to her sister who accepts technology easily.