In London-where the skies are gray and it rains and rains-James Read is the god of sun and light (Apollo, who?). The celebrity spray-tanner is known as the "tan tailor" for his customized bronzes, which Brit socials and pop royalty, including Lady Gaga, are fans of. Read recently opened up the new Aqua Spa in the Sanderson Hotel, just in time to reap the benefits of the infamous tanning-bed fallout of 2009, in which the WHO equated artificial UV rays with the carcinogens found in cigarettes (for shame, Daria!) Here, he talks about how to avoid streaking, the importance of moisturizer, plus the eight products he can't live without.
What did you do before getting involved with spray tanning?
I was an actor, trained in theater, which helps when it comes to talking to people in my current profession.
Because you're so used to already imagining them naked, I presume. So, how do you "tailor" your tans?
I mix and match brands for different skin tones. So for fair skin, IRead More »from The â€œTan Tailorâ€ Talks Safe Tanning