Slate Hair And Design
An uptown salon in downtown Tumalo.

Carrie Elmore





Appointments: My usual hours are 9 am to 3 pm. If you can’t find what you need online, shoot me a text at 541-306-1011, thanks!


What I'm known for: 

Perfectly placed layers and natural looking color are my jam, but these days I must admit, I’m loving beautiful, soft, boho, beachy texture services (aka perms!) -Yep! I said the “P” word!



Hi I'm Carrie!  Many people have an amazing career...I have two, and I'm so very thankful.  

Owning Slate Hair and Design has been a dream since day one in the industry, over twenty years ago.  My high school job put me behind the receptionist desk at an amazing salon east of San Diego.  Watching the love each of my coworkers had for their craft and their clients eventually drew me behind the chair as well.  Then, in the late 90's, a trip to Central Oregon changed husband and I decided that we'd move here one day.  Knowing that it would take years to build a clientele in a new town, I instead decided to become a flight attendant.  However, our decision to move took about a decade to come to fruition and I really missed hair.  I missed the amazing relationships with my clients, I missed the creativity, I missed making people feel beautiful.  Lucky for me flight attendant schedules are flexible, so I was able to go back part-time behind the chair, and continue to see the world.  Those are the years that I really feel that I perfected my craft.  With travel at my fingertips, I was able to attend some of the best advanced education all over the country.  

We did finally move to Bend in 2007, and within a year, Slate's building was built.  I dreamed of opening a salon in this spot immediately, but the timing was all wrong.  Now, with our feet solidly planted here, raising two beautiful little boys in this great community, a flying schedule that affords me amazing flexibility, now the timing is perfect to be back behind the chair!