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 you.

We cater to the client who understands the importance of healthy skin, hair and natural nails.  We work exclusively with the Merle Norman skin care 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 then a job to me. Where else can you work where you have such a positive and satisfied clientele? Nowhere!

I am a mother of three not-so-young children and an AMA (grandma) to two. Yes, they say nothing compares to being a grandma, and it is so true!

I am a Pella Dutch girl, and many of my extended family are still in this area. I have lived in a couple of different places in the past, but there is no place like home…Pella is where my heart is and always will be.

Creating beautiful nails is where my comfort zone is…hair scares me, so I leave that part of the business to my cosmetologists to conquer. If you want a creative Shellac manicure, 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 fortunate to have enjoyed a career in the beauty industry for eighteen years so far, and I love it! We have lost the power of touch in polite society. I am honored to be invited into your personal space for anything as simple as a quick eyebrow reshaping to a relaxing pedicure or a completely new haircut and color. You should always feel like my very special guest.

My husband and I have been blessed with two children and reside in Knoxville. I enjoy festivals like Tulip Time and the Iowa State Fair. I generally have a funny story or two to share. We live longer if we are smiling.



I enjoy “man detailing” (men’s pedicures). I can talk sports with them to make them feel at ease. I have quite a few gentlemen that get their “man detailing” done every 4–6 weeks.

I love a challenge…bring a picture of nails you have seen, and I will do my best to give you that look (as long as it’s not a picture of your baby or dog!)

In my spare time, I love being called Gigi by my grandson and soon by my granddaughter. If I am not hanging out with them, I enjoy going to movies or reading as a way to relax.


darlys-merle-norman-pella-iowa Hello, my name is Darlys. My husband, Donavon, and I live in the “Northern Dutch Suburb” of Sully.

I have two grown children. My son teaches at Lynville-Sully. My daughter is starting an adventure, working in missions in Greece.

In my spare time, I enjoy crocheting and baking. I still make all homemade goodies for my husband’s “coffeetime.”

I started my career as a nail tech over three years ago. I love seeing my regular guests.

I truly enjoy meeting new guests. It is a highlight of my day. Seeing both men and women happy with “new” fingers and toes is very rewarding.


jordan-merle-norman-pella-iowa Hello, my name is Jordan. I am a small town Iowa girl who loves everything country. I was raised on our family farm working with horses and cattle, even putting up hay! Nail art ideas and photos on Pinterest caught my eye, and it sparked something inside of me which led me to attending and graduating from nail tech school.

I joined the Merle Norman team in June of 2014. I keep busy by being involved at my church, spoiling my nephew, and riding my horse. I love a good challenge with manicures and pedicures, and always enjoy the connection I make with my guests.



Hello, my name is Katey. Pella has been my home for the last 13 years. I am happily married and mom to two wonderful children. I started in the nail industry in 2011 at Merle Norman. My family and I moved away for about a year and a half, then moved back to Iowa to be closer to friends and family. Upon moving back to Pella, I returned to Merle Norman.

I enjoy making women feel beautiful and confident everyday! It has always been a passion of mine to make you feel the very best from the time you walk in to the time you leave our salon. I love to perform makeovers on ladies of all ages. Whether you are in need of a new look or color or going somewhere special and need your makeup done, I would be more than happy to help.

One of my favorite things to do outside of the salon is spend time with my family. Family time is so important to me. Coming from a very large family, my parents always made it a point to spend at least one night a week at home with everyone. It isn’t always easy with 9 kids to always be home at the same time together, but when we are, we always have a great time!