Here’s where to go for the best spray tans in London to get a streak-free glow this party season.
With Christmas party season on the horizon, here’s where you’ll want to go for an expert, long-lasting tan in swoon-worthy surroundings. These are the best spray tans in London.
For a luxurious tan from a celebrity go-to
James Harknett at W Hotel, Leicester Square
Armed with Fake Bake formula, James Harknett (aka ‘The Tom Ford of tanning’) sprays dreamy, durable tans from the serene spa at London’s fashionable W Hotel.
James is one of the UK’s leading tanning experts. He’s headed up the industry for 20 years and even helped St Tropez launch some of their iconic products. So, given his pedigree title, I wasn’t surprised to hear he’s on speed dial for a whole host of A-listers.
As well as London’s elite, his clientele spans brides, male fashion models, mums-to-be, first-time tanners and everyone in between. James has honed the art of making people feel comfortable which is one of the reasons he’s a go-to. He lets his results do the talking, with a warm, down to earth approach that puts you at complete ease. It’s as if you’re talking to an old friend.
James’ tans are 100% bespoke and so the process starts with a consultation in the cosy spa lounge. After five minutes chatting, I’d learned more about the art of tanning than I had in an entire lifetime. James will design the perfect look from a selection of formulas and shades, based on the occasion and what you’re going for.
Next, it’s off to the fancy tanning booth. James will get to work spraying the tan with his magic touch as he contours and sculpts your body. This is no ordinary spray tan; James’ goal is to make you look your very best self.
I’ve been inundated with compliments since I got the tan. Thanks to the specialist colour matching, instead of looking like I’d walked out of a tanning booth, I look liked I’ve walked straight off a Miami beach with a gorgeous glow, not a hint of orangeness and no stickiness whatsoever. My skin is silky soft too.
James is an endless book of tanning know-how so after your tan, he’ll give you a lifetime’s worth of tips to get the most out of it.