Spotting a gap in the market for a tan that comes to the client, Katie Tina Collarbone hit the road and took her business mobile with The Tan Van.
“The van bridges the gap in the market between home and salon treatments,” explains Katie. “For clients, this means they no longer have to drive to the salon, run through the high street with loose clothing on (and no bra!), before driving home again, hoping to avoid anyone they know on the way! Now, my clients just step out of their door – sometimes in their pyjamas in the evening – and straight back in again.”
Starting her business back in summer 2016, Katie has found there hasn’t been a quiet spell yet and travels all over Hertfordshire to visit her clients of all ages. The specially customised van now houses the perfect environment for tanning treatments.
“When creating the space, I thought about how the best place to have a tan is at home, but not every client has the right space or place for a pop up. With the van, I bring the treatment to them and its all in one place, enclosed in a private cubicle. It’s a purpose-built, clean environment with heating and cooling systems depending on the season and spray extractor. It keeps all the spray in the van so there’s also no overspray in my clients’ homes.”