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About Us

Merle Norman logoCaring for clients, each other, the community, and ultimately, our world – this is the heart of NVS Merle Norman Salon & Spa in Bel Air, MD. An Aveda hair care and Merle Norman skin care salon, each member of our team of beauty experts is committed to sustaining our environment while making your natural beauty shine.


Aveda naturals logoOur hair and skin care specialists and makeup stylists are educated in the most current techniques using only the best products available – many derived from nature itself. We are constantly updating our training through seminars and continuing education courses to keep us on the cutting edge of salon progress, allowing us to offer qualified, experienced stylists and master stylists.


Maryland Green Registry Hair SalonThe first Maryland salon and spa to be listed on the Maryland Green Registry, NVS Merle Norman believes that by caring for the environment, we care for each other and make the world better than when we started. By partnering with Aveda and other like-minded companies, we pursue sustainability through the products we use and the habits we cultivate. Our products are natural – from their ingredients to their packaging. The NVS Merle Norman salon constantly strives for more efficient energy use, and our day-to-day recycling and reuse habits are second nature. Participation in Aveda “Clean Water Initiatives,” and Matter of Trust, a company that uses cut hair to help soak up oil spills in waterways, are just two of the examples that extend sustainability into the community at large.


Locally, we strive to make a difference, and we encourage you to join us for initiatives close to our heart. Among our efforts are breast cancer awareness, childhood cancer research, and SARC. In addition, the NVS Merle Norman team never misses a chance to contribute to fun community traditions like the Bel Air BBQ Bash and various town arts festivals.


Official Salon of the Ravens CheerleadersGreen turned into purple for NVS in 2014 as we became the official salon and spa of the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders, awarded for both our hair and skin care expertise and our environmental consciousness. “Choosing NVS Salon & Spa was an easy decision for us not only because they are a talented group who offer exceptional customer service to their clients, but they are one of the only certified green salons in the area. We are excited to share in this partnership with them,” said Gabrielle Dow, Vice President of Marketing for the Ravens. NVS Merle Norman is also the official salon of the Bay Hawks cheerleaders.


NVS Merle Norman Salon & Spa, led by co-owners Tammy Ehrbaker, Stathis Kotanidis and Sandi Linkous, has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to education, environment and the community through several prestigious awards:

  • Salon Today’s Top 200 Salon in the United States in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • United States Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award Winner “Top 100 Small Business in the Country” for 2013 and 2014
  • Tammy Ehrbaker named small business “Brava Award” winner by SmartCEO Magazine, and
  • Stathis Kotanidis named among the “Top Six People Making a Difference In Harford County.”


January 2013 Salon Today Cover          Salon Today 200 winner NVS Salon in Bel Air          Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon 2013          Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon 2014