How do you know the difference?
Well, in a lot of cases, this is hard to see online as the sizes are usually the same. However, look out for the velcro-vented ones (the zipped vent in the back tends to be the poorer-quality ones). Look out for a company tag on the sides. If these are not present then they have been bought off the shelf and are usually not of good quality. It’s only when you get them side by side can you really see the differences between them. A good-quality tent adheres to all the quality checks that you would expect of an ISO-manufactured unit, but they are also double-rodded on the memory bar structure that goes all around the tent. In this instance, you definitely get what you pay for.
How can buying a poor-quality Tent impact my business?
From our experience, we can say that we were invited to train at a college. The tutor explained that there would be no need to bring any tents as they have them from the previous training provider. Stupidly, we agreed. We thought if the tents had been good enough for them previously, then surely they would be ok. How wrong we were.
Firstly they took us to the cupboard where they were stored and found that they were squeezed behind filing cabinets as they couldn’t be folded down properly. When we finally got them out and set up most had broken internal bars. They would be fine if your clients were no more than 3ft tall and shaped like bananas as they all leaned over 45 degrees.
If you are either a Salon or Mobile Spray Tan Therapist you need something that you can put up easily and fold away without you looking like you are fighting with an out-of-control beast. Can you imagine how unprofessional you would look and feel if you couldn’t get your tent folded down again?
What should you look out for?
- If a company is offering a tent free with a machine, it has no value
- Is it Flame Retardant?
- Is it manufactured to ISO standard?
- Is it internally waterproof?
- Does it have at least 1 years warranty?