Cirque Salon Studios Celebrates Continued Growth, Introduces Cutting-Edge Concept to Downtown Charleston

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Leading salon real estate concept prepares to breathe new life into famed building at 10 Exchange in Q2 2016

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We’re proud to say that the Cirque brand can thrive in any neighborhood and contribute positively to any local economy.

Cirque Salon Studios, a franchised real estate business that leases individual suites to health, beauty, and wellness professionals, announced today that development plans are underway for a fourth partner-owned location in the Charleston, South Carolina market.

Located at 10 Exchange Street, which formerly housed the famed Carolina’s Restaurant, the new space will be the first Cirque Salon Studio in an urban city center.

The company is excited to announce these development plans in light of its newly established franchising affiliate, Cirque Real Estate Franchising, as well as a recently executed lease for the first salon studio in Northern Virginia.

“This is a year of firsts for the Cirque brand, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said David Manzi, founder of the concept and head of operations for Cirque Real Estate Franchising. “From our decision to franchise to our commitment to expand through company-owned locations, we’re on track to take the business to new heights.”

Founded in 2008, Cirque Salon Studios provides an attractive real estate investment opportunity as it creates a superior salon environment for local aesthetic professionals. Each owner-operator receives expert guidance while they support 25 to 30 independent studio owners as a landlord and property manager.

Typically, Cirque Salon Studio locations are built within neighborhood retail centers - occupying 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of converted space. In keeping with the spirit of the historic Charleston district, the company will completely renovate the 1800s-era building to accommodate its innovative layout.

“We’re proud to say that the Cirque brand can thrive in any neighborhood and contribute positively to any local economy,” said Beau Schweikert, head of real estate and finance for the franchise. “We plan to continue updating our fit and finishes, but we’ll continue to keep the value proposition of this concept in mind for our future franchisees.”

The new salon studio will house 28 studios to accommodate aesthetic professionals with a variety of spatial preferences, including 28 singles, four deluxe singles, and six double studios. A second floor will house additional studios, which will overlook scenic Waterfront Park.

On-site parking will be available for future studio owners and their clients, with a public parking garage conveniently located less than a block away.

Cirque Real Estate Franchising continues to seek partnerships with emerging entrepreneurs throughout the Carolinas and beyond. More details are to come as the newest Charleston location prepares to open in Q2 2016.

For more information on the Cirque Salon Studios franchise opportunity, visit, e-mail franchise(at)cirquesalonstudios(dot)com or call (843) 633-2733.

About Cirque Salon Studios
Charleston, South Carolina-based Cirque Salon Studios is a franchise revolutionizing the salon industry through an innovative business model that creates a real estate investment opportunity for franchisees and salon space for small business owners in the health, beauty and wellness industries. Each salon accommodates 25 to 30 individual suites within a 5,000 to 6,000 square-foot converted space, typically built within neighborhood retail centers. Franchisees act as landlords and property managers, supporting each health, beauty, and wellness professional as they provide a unique, personalized salon experience for clients. Founded in 2008, Cirque Salon Studios has three partner-owned locations, a fourth in the works for the Charleston, South Carolina market, and one nearing completion in Herndon, Virginia.

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