Self-tanning guru James Read has developed his own professional spray-tan treatment, which you can have exclusively at his tanning spa in London. James is the beauty industry's undisputed tanning expert with a list of clients who never get seen with a streak or tide-mark: from celebrities such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Lady Gaga to magazine beauty directors and top editors, plus a host of high-profilers (he sprayed dozens of guests for the Royal Wedding and Lily Allen's weekend nuptials). James is on everyone's speed-dial as his unique spraying technique ensures a photo-friendly realistic glow without a single patch. His gentle layering method ensures his tan fades evenly, unlike most tanning therapists who try to impress clients with one dense layer (we are not garden fences!) After years spent using other brands he's created his own formula that takes the best parts of spray-tans (natural colour, subtle colour-guide, hydrating, quick-drying) and removes the two biggest pet-hates: the biscuit smell and tango-tone. In fact there's absolutely no scent at all (James toyed with a lemony fragrance but it turned overly synthetic once the tanning ingredient DHA developed) and when you shower off the product you don't get that hideous river of mud running down the drain. In the run up to your wedding, James recommends exfoliating in the shower every day to create a perfect canvas, getting your waxing done mid-week and having your tan two days before the wedding. Book your James Read Tan with the man himself at Agua Spa at the Sanderson Hotel, Berners Street, on 020 7300 1414. Spray tans from £35. Find out more at