Earlier this month we had the pleasure of meeting tanning guru to the stars and St. Tropez brand Ambassador Jules Heptonstall, where he shared with us some of his tricks of the trade! Jules was in town launching St. Tropez’ most luxurious tan yet, the Luxe Dry Oil and the Luxe Dry Facial Oil. We were super excited to learn more about these products as they haven’t even reached shelves yet!
Jules is responsible for giving Millie Mackintosh and our very own Laura Whitmore (AKA his sisters) their year round glow. He has also worked with stars such as Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner and has worked on Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor for a number of years. Lets find out what he had to say!
So what’s a day in the life of a celebrity tanner like?
The night before an event I usually get last minute emergency calls and texts from celebrities or makeup artists in need of a spray tan. For these emergencies, I keeps a tanning kit in my car and bedroom!
I’m usually with my first client by 9am and sometimes in between travelling to clients houses, I do radio interviews from my car! I usually get home by about 11.30 pm but not before setting an alarm on my client’s phones to remind them when to shower their tan off! I also like to tweet and Instagram positive messages – it’s a nice way to end the day.
What is your favourite St. Tropez product and why?
It’s got to be the Express Tan, I love it! I hate sleeping in my developing tan so I love that you can wash this one off, as I said to a friend “I went to bed Jules and woke up Kate!”
What do you love most about your job?
I get to meet some of the world’s most interesting people on a daily basis! No day is the same! I love to travel and I get to travel to some amazing places, in fact I was just in Paris this week! I love being able to answer real questions from real customers and actually help self tan lovers with their application at home.
Which celebrities have you worked with and do you have any favourites?
Wow – there’s so many! I’ve worked with Blake Lively, Kendall Jenner, Millie Mackintosh, Laura Whitmore, Millie and Laura are like my sisters, in fact I’m moving into the apartment above Laura’s in London soon! Tanya Burr is another client of mine too, she’s great!
So what’s next for St. Tropez Tan?
I can’t spill our new product secrets but there’s some very fun products coming later this year! The Oscar’s are soon and I know St. Tropez will be in L.A tanning some very famous people – I can’t say who, you’ll have to wait to see! Apart from that just constant education in tanning and… global domination!
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