How to Spot a Fake Tyme Iron and Avoid Knock Offs.

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TYME Iron Pro made quite an impression within the hairstyling industry with their patented twisted flat iron. Because of TYME’s success, there are many bogus TYME irons on the market, and for less than half the original’s price. 

People love to get a good bargain. You could end up buying a knock-off and not realize it until it’s too late. Don’t fall into the trap of purchasing a knock off merchandise, which will cost you more in the long run, and you will lose trust in the authentic brand TYME. 

Those who purchase the original TYME Iron Pro are satisfied once they learn how to use it.

What does the original TYME Iron look like?

original tyme iron

What features does the genuine TYME Iron Pro have?

  • Patented twist design 

  • Genuine Titanium plates 

  • plate s measure 3.5 inches long x 1 inch wide

  • Heats up in 55 seconds 

  • 5 heat setting 

    • 300, 325, 350, 375, 400 F

  • 30 minutes automatic shut off 

  • Temperature memory (turns on to last heat setting used)

  • Dual voltage 

  • Swivel cord

  • Heat resistant sleeve 

  • Free StyleTYME session 

  • 1-year mfg warranty, with a 30-day money-back guarantee trial period

How do you spot a fake TYME iron pro?

1. Price

An original TYME Iron Pro costs around $179 on Amazon or the TYME website. If it costs less than that it’s a fake.

2. Quality and materials 

The imitation irons feel excessively  lightweight when you hold them. Additionally, the plates of the fake irons are coated ceramic, the original ones are titanium. Titanium plates will heat up faster, and are more durable. They distribute the heat more evenly across the plates than ceramic, tourmaline or aluminum plates do.

3. Money-back Assurance

TYME provides a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the product. You have 30 days once you receive it to try it out and if you decide it’s not for you then you can send TYME an email and they will send you a return label via your email and you can ship the iron back to them. 

With a knock off, you won’t usually get your money back or in the worst case, not be able to return the product or exchange it.

4. Seller

Genuine TYME irons are sold exclusively on Tymestyle.com and Amazon. TYME LLC, TYME Style Global Ltd or MMP Living, Are the authentic TYME Iron stores. If you got your elsewhere, it’s fake. If you are buying from a 3rd party may void your warranty.

5. Customer Support

Lack of customer support is a sure sign you have purchased an imitation. There will be no one on one training session if you buy a knock-off TYME iron. An original TYME iron gives you coaching with a trained hairdresser. StyleTYME sessions help you understand your hair tool better.

6. Durability

The fact is, there are haters for every product out there. But If reviewers comment things like “my iron broke after using it for a month” or “my curls, don’t hold” it’s probably phony.

What do some imitations look like?

tyme knock off

What are the obvious differences?

  • Holding tabs on the tips

  • 4 temperature setting

  • Higher maximum heat which could damage your hair

  • Power button doesn’t light up

  • Does Not have the TYME nameplate on the outside
  • 60-minute auto shut-off

In Conclusion

Buy ONLY from the oficial TYME stores that way there is no chance of getting a knockoff.

The market is full of originals and knock-offs. Please always follow the suggestions we provide to check whether or not you are getting a genuine TYME iron. And  Please don’t overpay for an imitation TYME Iron.

Also read,

TYME Iron Pro review to know more about the product.
Read

How to use TYME Iron Pro to get acquainted with the use of the iron

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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

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