Let’s be real here: Self tanning is hard. Even as a beauty editor, I’ve always found that attempting to create that perfect bronzed glow at home leaves much to be desired. And nailing down the right shade is the hardest part. Granted, my mediterranean complexion is typically blessing when it comes to this, but my yellow undertones make it difficult to pinpoint exactly what type of self-tan shade I should go for.

A solution for this that I never would have guessed? Using my hair color as a trick to figure out my best self-tanning shade. Global Creative Consultant of Fake Bake, James Harnkett, chatted with our babes at Coveteur about how exactly to achieve this, whether you have light hair, dark hair or even rainbow-colored tresses. Check out the article here, and follow his golden rules of self-tanning and hair compatibility to make your faux tan application a lot more seamless.


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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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