Tanning Studio In Strabane Closed Down Following Customer Complaints

 BY SHENGAS MCGLUMPHIE9H82SCAD1JNKUCAKSAM4ECA4CFUS8CABDPQ8CCAXR4253CA9UCDRXCAZBL4K7CA1YI0EICAZ6P35OCAEDMHWLCAHUXD0ZCAPW5AAECAQL7DFICAR354RDCANGIQ7ECAEL7GBKCA8R1O4LCAF5SXOD

article-0-12CDD1A6000005DC-913_634x522A controversial retail outlet which opened in Strabane last week was temporarily closed by health officials on Monday pending an investigation into lack of safety practices and potential impropriety.

‘The Tan in Strabane’, a tanning studio in Urney Road, owned and operated by farmer Eamon Nugent, was investigated by trading standard officials from Omagh following numerous complaints.

Nugent defended his shop putting it down to what he called ‘teething troubles’.

“I’ve been in the tanning industry a long time”, he said. “Twice to Benidorm and a week in Bundoran last July during that boiling hot spell. Mighty. There’s not much I don’t know about getting a tan”.

Customers have accused the services of falling far below their expectations, including the ‘Super Deluxe All-Over Tanning Booth’, which consisted of Toner in a pair of dungarees holding two roller brushes and a bucket of what apparently looked suspiciously like creosote.

“Creosote? How dare you. Not in my establishment”, bristled Nugent. “I use nothing but the finest products. Anyway, if it was good enough for 200 yards of timber fence, it’s good enough for some of the wemin round these parts. Thon last coat went on in 2008 and it still looks like new. What are they complaining about?”

Other complaints relate to the ‘Nail & Beauty Bar’, consisting of a pair of pliers, a wire brush, and some sandpaper. Nugent was also accused of over-charging a generously-proportioned customer for a tanning session on account of her size.

“Aye, she was a big unit all right”, admitted Nugent. “I told her that because of the extra beef on her she’d get charged more so I slapped on an extra tenner. Materials aren’t free you know. Should have charged her per square foot. I’d have made a buckin’ fortune”.

Trading standards official Ronan Docherty, said,

“What are people playing at anyway, trying to get tan round these parts? It’s hardly Donaghmore is it? They’re not wise in Strabane. They’re trying to compete with all these Europeans types that have moved here when everyone knows that Strabane people can do two colours – tomato or snow. Half them ones that went to that shop would get burnt looking a picture of the moon. Eejits”.

The salon is closed until further notice.

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Posted on January 14, 2014, in Donaghmore, Omagh, Strabane, Urney and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Great article, and you even got Sinead O’Connor to pose for a picture, amazing

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  2. Looks more like Rory McIlroy with that Afro of his shaved off!!!

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  3. Looks more like tiger woods with that creosote on.

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  4. Well i hope he taned there arse like my mother did when i use to miss school in Enniskillen

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  5. Oh My goodness this is jaw dropping !

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  6. Got my bun tanned its nice and brown

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  7. Thanks for such an informative and enjoyable read……made me chuckle out loud!

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  8. Strabane has tried to come up in the world – it’s not so long ago they were putting teabags in their tin baths to get that tanned effect.

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  9. Great gas!!Laughed my sox off….

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