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James Talks Tan

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How much would you love a job that’s fun, flexible and rewarding?

A job where you decide the hours you work and how much you earn?

One that allows you to work, part or a full time?



James Harknett, Fake Bake’s Global Creative Consultant, has been spray tanning since 2000 and has fashioned a unique style that has led to him being recognised as the number 1 tanning expert in the UK. Not only that but his celebrity clients include the likes of David Gandy, Emma Willis and Michelle Keegan and his tanning treatments are in demand the world over.

Celebrated as the UK’s answer to Jimmy Coco and the Tom Ford in tanning, we are very excited to bring you his blog posts as he sets tanning trends, provides expert advice and talks tanning innovations. 


With Summer drifting into Autumn most would think that the tanning season slows down. In fact the last month has been a super busy time.

As Fake Bake turns 15 years, it was a blast to fly up to Scotland to attend the Golden Glamour Ball. It was a chance for me to meet salon owners and loyal fans of the brand. A star studded night at the Glasgow Crowne Plazza where celebs, VIPs and devotes of the brand were treated to a glitzy night, Fake Bake style!

Over the past month I was delighted to write tanning articles and provide expert tanning tips for the Daily Mail, Boots Magazine, Professional Beauty and also work up a luxury autumn tanning piece for OK Magazine.

 A large part of my service is visiting clients at home and recently I was asked to visit the editor of the Sunday Times Style to tan her for a Marilyn inspired shoot. I chose Fake Bake's luxe Gold formula. Then it was fabulous to get a call from ITV to provide the tans for the 3 finalists of Lorraine's search for a new male model.  Have you been keeping up with the contest?

 If you have any tanning questions just let me know and I'd be delighted to help answer any queries about spray tanning, and provide tips for product application.

 Stay cosy and glowing!!

 Contact me on Twitter @JamesHarknett x






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