If you’ve ever ended up with orange hands and stained bedsheets after attempting a subtle tan, take solace in the knowledge that you’re not alone.
We’ve all had fake tan mishaps.
But perhaps ours aren’t as bad as that of Laura Denton and Rosie Berry, who ended up a shade of greed after visiting a salon to get their glow on.
The friends visited a salon in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, hoping to return home with a gorgeous glow.
Instead they were left looking shades of dark brown and green.
The pair had to drive themselves home after the treatment, and encountered plenty of looks and laughs on their way.
Thankfully after a hot 45 minute shower, Laura and Rosie returned to their normal shade.
Following their complaint to the salon, it’s closed down.
‘We decided to treat ourselves to our first ever spray tan, and we were so excited,’ said Laura.
‘The salon told us that they were going to be using a new brand of tan, and that it may leave our skin a slightly different colour but it would only be subtle.
‘When we got out of the tanning rooms we looked at each other, and it was definitely not a subtle colour.
‘I looked like a female Hulk – I was bright green, it was a shame it wasn’t Halloween and we weren’t dressing up.
‘Trying not to panic, me and Rosie, who was a dark shade of brown, linked arms and ran to the car so we could get home and shower.
‘But it took well over 45 minutes in a boiling hot shower to even start to get the tan off – but I wasn’t leaving getting out still green!’
Rosie said: ‘I was completely shocked when I looked in the mirror and realised how dark we had gone!
‘I am usually so pale so it was such a surprise to see myself.’
Luckily the pals are able to laugh at the situation, and don’t regret their experience as they’ll always have the hilarious memories.
It was a bit of a bummer to end up just as pale as they were before, mind you.
‘Eventually the tan did come off, and we were left as pasty as we were in the first place which was pretty gutting,’ said Laura.
‘Whenever I tell my friends about our fake tan nightmare, they think I’m being dramatic for effect.
‘But then when I show them the photo, they want to know which tan it was so they can avoid it – but they all think it’s hilarious.
‘After we complained to the salon, they offered us a free spray tan as compensation – but as you can imagine, we declined.
‘Now I use fake tan and apply it myself, and if I ever go for a spray tan I’m very cautious to make sure I won’t go green again!’