It’s Been Ten Long Years


Tan Junkies is now open in Coushatta. That ends a decade long absence of the availability of a tanning salon in the area. That absence left an opportunity for Distie Gibson and her mother Jo Rambin. 

About a month ago Gibson opened Tan Junkies. They created the tanning salon in a vacant commercial space in the Max Way Shopping Center. Gibson told The Journal the equipment became available so she and Rambin began the search for a location. 

The first person they talked to was C. W. Belcher. Gibson said he had a vacancy that perfectly fit her needs. As Gibson tells it, “It was a big empty space. I was able to customize it to fit the needs of the shop. We put up walls, built tanning rooms and decorated it just like I wanted it.” 

Gibson said, “We have several tanning beds available of varying strength tanning bulbs. We also have a good selection of lotions including moisturizer and indoor tanning lotions. Our clients can get just the tan they are seeking.” 

They have memberships available including unlimited tanning memberships. “For one monthly fee, our clients can tan as many times as they like,” said Gibson. 

Tan Junkies is located just down from Pizza Hut in the Max Way Shopping Center. They are open from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sundays. For more information, call Tan Junkies at 318-271-8267. 

Gibson said, “It’s been ten long years since there was a tanning salon in Coushatta. I am glad to offer this service again to our area.”


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