What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?

Spray tan. A spray tan can be used on occasion for a tan look. The chemical is well tolerated in most people. Thevquality of color varies from vendor to vendor. Be careful to select a natural looking shade because the spray tan does stay on for at least a week.
Spray tan for color. Sunless tanning's ok w cream or spray. Don't expose yourself to the sun for coloration. Ultraviolet damage that not only causes us to look prematurely old as we age, but risks skin cancer, scarring and even disfigurement for basal cell carcinomas, and risk serious medical consequences and even death with squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers despite having mohs surgery & other treatments.