Ashley is a healthy lifestyle expert who is on a mission to spread healthy vibes and and good hair.

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ashley later moved on to Texas, so don’t be surprised when you hear her infamous accent or come across a “hey y’all” in a post.

With her beet-pink hair and vivacious presence, Ashley brings her love of beauty and healthy living to the masses with her lifestyle blog where she shares her wellness philosophy and professional beauty tips. Her mantra? Beauty begins as an inside job. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it.

Some of Ashley’s partnerships include collaborations with Dermae Skincare, Great Lengths Hair Extensions, Wynn Las Vegas, Osea, Cote Hair, Poprageous, and Panacea.

AshleyDiana.com is an online destination where beauty and hair meet front row with food, cooking, real life tips, and all things colorful and chic.

Ashley currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is Mom to @LilyJadeDiana. Follow along on Snapchat to see daily behind-the-scenes.

F.A.Q.

Let’s go way back. Before starting the blog, I was enrolled in college on a full scholarship, but after a year I left college to pursue my passion in creating my own beauty brand.

I attended cosmetology school and started working for a high end salon in North Carolina. Later I moved to Texas and continued to work in the beauty industry (I am highly qualified at creating BIG Texas hair).

I married someone a hell of a lot older than me at age 23, and during my mid-20’s I became very interested in nutrition. My interest in nutrition probably stemmed from wanting to keep my husband alive as long as possible, and I realized that Botox was in my near future if I didn’t start eating more greens.

All kidding aside, wellness had become a huge part of my life, and I decided that integrating health into my future beauty brand was the perfect recipe for success.

When I moved to Las Vegas in 2013, I finally had the time to start planning my blog. My goal with the blog was to create a platform where health and beauty meet. Personally, I was so tired of seeing hippie health blogs. The granola blogs I was seeing did not attract me to healthy eating. I got the impression that I would have to change my whole lifestyle in order to be a healthy eater (and I would have to stop shaving my armpits). This was just not my style. I knew that my niche would be different because my background begins in beauty, and I also because I like to talk about realness.

Ashley Diana, the blog, highlights the beauty in everything. Written in a fun, approachable, quirky manner; I basically don’t care what other people think and I share my life and tell it how it is and what you need to hear. We talk serious stuff here, and it only gets better and better.

I work full time on my blog with includes several brand partnerships, collaborations with restaurants, and my book Marvelous Milkshakes.

Also I work in a salon where I collaborate with hair brands to create custom looks for styling campaigns.

For professional images on the blog, I use a Canon Mark III 5D. I use my 100mm lens for most of my food shots, my 50mm lens for extreme close-ups, and my zoom lens for full body shots. I use natural lighting for almost everything, but I keep a few soft box lights handy.

For many instagram photos I use my iPhone. I find that people really connect with “realness” on social media. As time passes, people are less attracted to edited and curated galleries (as far as social influencers are concerned).

Generally this just depends on the day. Most often, the photos are taken by my boyfriend. If my family is in town, then my mom takes my photos.

I take all the other shots that include food, beauty, home decor, products, etc.

From time to time I work with a photographer for special projects.

Currently, I have signature drink recipes available inside Violette’s Vegan Organic Restaurant, Las Vegas.
Nope, but I was married at one time. I wrote about my divorce here, and its one of my top blog posts to date.

A lot of people ask me if I am getting married because of my new baby and my answer is no. I talked about the hot topic here, on an interview.