store-exteriorYou will immediately feel at home when you walk through our door. From being greeted with a smile all the way until you have finished your time with us, you will know it is all about you and what you want.  Let us help you let the worries and stresses of everyday life fade away while you enjoy some special time just for yourself.

We cater to the client who understands the importance of healthy skin, hair and natural nails.  We work exclusively with the Merle Norman skincare and cosmetic line of products. If you have never tried her products, she coined the phrase “Try before you buy.” You never have to wonder if what you are buying is a perfect match for you…you will know before you purchase and walk out the door. You will have the confidence knowing they are right for you. 

Merle Norman Day Spa’s focus is your overall health and well-being. We believe in using comfort, knowledge, and personalized attention to create a memorable and rejuvenating experience. Our team of caring professionals will provide meaningful services producing real and lasting results for you.

We invite you to take time for yourself at Merle Norman Day Spa.


tami-merle-norman-pella-iowaI opened up this studio in May of 2008. It has always been a passion for me to work with women and help them feel the best about themselves. This is more than a job to me. Where else can you work where you have such a positive and satisfied clientele? Nowhere!

I am a mother and an ‘Ama’ (Grandma). I am a Pella native and many of my extended family members still live here. I have lived in a couple of different cities in the past, but there is no place like home! Pella is where my heart is and always will be.

Creating beautiful nails is my creative zone—hair scares me! I leave the hair business to my highly capable cosmetologists. If you want awesome fingernails or toenails, think of me!

Owning my own business doesn’t leave too much time for extracurricular hobbies, but any available time to spend with my “grands” is perfect to me.


erica-merle-norman-pella-iowaI am blessed to have sustained a career in the beauty industry for almost two decades. I have done that by being hard-working, reliable, and caring deeply about you, the customer. How you feel and look is my focus.

I do my best to remain positive, relatable and salt of the earth. I usually have an uplifting perspective or a funny story to share so we both feel lighter by the end of the day.




darlys-merle-norman-pella-iowa My husband Donavon and I live in the northern Dutch suburb of Sully.

I have two grown children. My son and his wife elevated me to the next level…Grandma. They both teach at Lynnville-Sully Schools. My daughter is serving as a missionary in Greece. I spent the past year writing my memoir, so my children and grandchildren will know where they come from.

I have been a licensed nail tech working at Merle Norman since 2014.