Ashley Diana is an Influencer, Speaker and Business Mentor committed to inspiring and educating women to live happy and successful lives.
Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ashley later moved to Texas, so don’t be surprised when you hear her infamous accent or come across a “hey y’all” in a post.
Ashley describes herself as an “accidental entrepreneur.” Her online journey has been through many ups and downs (as discussed in her program, Infinite Influence) which is why she loves helping other women who want to build a brand around their passion and teach how to skip the stumbling blocks.
At the core of her work, Ashley is all about making women feel beautiful, empowered and happy. Her mantra?
Beauty & Happiness begins as an inside job.
Be it thoughts, food or friends, Ashley believes that you MUST surround yourself with things that light you up.
After years as a full time Influencer, Ashley now teaches aspiring entrepreneurs, bloggers and influencers how to skip the bullshit, create a beautiful brand and then build a business around a lifestyle you love.
While building an online empire, Ashley is also the mother of @LilyJadeDiana who enjoys Fairies, Traveling and Goat’s Milk.
Ashley loves sweet tea, big salads, extravagant hair styles, QVC and expensive dinners.
Follow along on Snapchat to see daily behind-the-scenes where Ashley shares health recipes, mom hacks, beauty secrets, and her business tips.
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.
Also, I work in a boutique salon in Las Vegas where I collaborate with hair brands to create custom looks for styling campaigns.
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).