Founded in 2008, the company now has three locations in Charleston, South Carolina—providing an attractive real estate investment to qualified entrepreneurs and salon space to local health, beauty and wellness professionals.
“Franchising allows us to empower as many communities as possible through entrepreneurship,” says David Manzi, founder and head of operations.
Manzi teamed up with Beau Schweikert, co-founder and head of real estate and finance, to launch the program in 2015. Franchisees act as landlords and property managers, leasing space to 25 to 30 independent studio owners with the help of an innovative business model, cutting-edge technology and an intricate support network. Cirque’s executive team harnesses insight from years of professional experience in business operations, real estate management and finance. Expansion plans immediately target the Carolinas, with a secondary focus on the Washington, D.C. area. Additionally, Cirque expects to soon target Georgia and Florida for future growth.
“Our brand brings superior real estate services to the salon space,” Schweikert adds. “We’re committed to developing a system that helps franchisees who join us in that mission not only reach, but exceed their career goals.”