Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Remi Ayodele is venturing into the salon business, and he wants you to be his guinea pig. On Wednesday, the grand opening of Studio 1514, which Ayodele is opening in downtown Dallas with business partner Natalie Guillen, will feature several NFL and NBA players, a live DJ and complimentary cocktails. The salon’s stylists will be there to demonstrate on models the salon’s services, including haircuts, manicures, pedicures and keratin treatments. Though he now plays for the New Orleans Saints and was one of the team’s 2009 Super Bowl champs, Ayodele grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and graduated from South Grand Prairie High School. The opening reception begins at 8 p.m. at Studio 1514, 1514 Commerce St. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is preferred. Visit studio1514.com.
Wed., July 11, 8 p.m., 2012