We’ve all seen some pretty epic fake tan fails over the years – fake tan is something that needs to be done right, otherwise it can go so, so wrong.
But these two friends have definitely shared a contender for the worst fake tan fail of all time, one which left them both looking like the Hulk.
After being told that their first spray tans would leave them ‘a slightly different colour’, Laura Denton and Rosie Berry, 29, were shocked when they looked at themselves in the mirror.
The duo visited a salon in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, hoping to return home a gorgeous glowing shade – but instead were left looking ‘dark brown’ and ‘green’.
“We decided to treat ourselves to our first ever spray tan, and we were so excited,” Laura said.
“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.”
Hoping that the horrendous colour would come off in the wash, Laura and Rosie encountered an abundance of laughs whilst racing to the car to return home.
“I looked like a female Hulk – I was bright green, it was a shame it wasn’t Halloween and we weren’t dressing up,” Laura said.
“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!”
Eventually the friends returned to their normal shade and complained to the salon, which has now shut down, immediately.
“I was completely shocked when I looked in the mirror and realised how dark we had gone,” Rosie said.
“I am usually so pale so it was such a surprise to see myself.”
Despite having wasted their money on a spray tan, Laura admits that it was ‘worth it’ for the hilarious memory that they now have.
“Eventually the tan did come off, and we were left as pasty as we were in the first place which was pretty gutting,” Laura said.
“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!”
With additional reporting by Caters News
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