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Cypress Woods fifth-grader wields his brush with pro hairstylists

His knowledge of product is expansive.

His technique, impeccable.

His repertoire of hairdos, which trends are hot and which celebrity is wearing them, encyclopedic.

He's Jayce Roman of Tarpon Springs, an 11-year-old Cypress Woods Elementary student with a savant's skills when it comes to all things hair.

It began with styling his mother's hair. It moved on to giving his 6-year-old sister blue extensions.

Today, some of the fifth-grader's in-home clients include Elizabeth Huberdeau, the wife of professional wrestler John Cena, and several of his schoolteachers.

On Saturday, he was able to shadow stylists at Avantaggio Salon & Day Spa in Largo, where he also helped do the hair of his grandmother Sandy Tallen of Palm Harbor.

"I like doing hair because I like how people can transform their hair into beautiful and silky and straight and body and volume," said Jayce, the son of Jennifer and Ray Roman of Tarpon Springs. "It's my passion."

Dominick Tao and Joseph Garnett Jr., Times staff writers

Cypress Woods fifth-grader wields his brush with pro hairstylists 09/28/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 7:38pm]
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