We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiara Deahn Thornton, MBA and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tiara Deahn, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I currently work full-time as I am building my beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blog, sassycurls.com. Between making time for personal care, creating content, and working full-time, like most I find it to be a balancing act.

When I’m creating content, I am not always bubbly or exude high-energy. I still post those videos because I find them relatable.

This is probably why it’s called a balancing act, because it looks different for all of us. I am looking into hiring staff to complete tasks that are time-consuming or repetitive. Outsourcing these tasks, will free up time and energy that I can implement back into my business.


Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What I am most proud of as a creative is my longevity. I started my blog, sassycurls.com in March 2011. At the time, I did not know anyone personally that was blogging and posting business related content on social media.

Over the years, posting my interests online has been a visual resume. It has set a platform for me to join organizations that align with my mission.

The mission of Sassy Curls is to help women embrace their individuality, value their self-worth, and discover their dreams.

“Here’s to always being your B.E.S.T! Be Fashionable, Embrace Individuality, Stay Classy, Treat Yourself,” is the theme for my website. Visit for tools to creating a lifestyle worth living.

I hope to inspire women to discover their purpose and understand they deserve the BEST.


Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend is in town, we are going to Toca Madera for dinner and Blue Martini after. Toca Madera has amazing drinks and the atmosphere is amazing. Blue Martini is a great place to dance and grab a drink for anyone over 30.

I would take them to brunch at Hash. During the day, I love walking around Tempe Town Lake or hanging out at Top Golf. The Valley has something to offer for everyone. I enjoy shopping in the Biltmore area. There is no shortage of fun and interesting places to eat.

The Phoenix area also has plenty of places to watch your favorite sports team and musical artists.


Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my younger brother, Jeff Thornton, Owner of QSN. QSN is a gaming health and wellness, entertainment, and apparel company.

Follow his journey and join his #QREW on Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter @QSNgg and visit his website QSN.gg

You can also follow his personal social media accounts @IAMJeffThornton

Website: sassycurls.com

Instagram: @sassy_curls

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiara-d-thornton-mba-b0174847

Twitter: @sassy_curls

Facebook: Facebook.com/SassyCurlsBlog

Youtube: YouTube.com/SassyCurlsTV

Other: Launching in May my Voice Acting page – TiaraDeahn.com

Image Credits
Picture2 – Green, black + white blouse – @SimplyBossBabe Picture3- @franchelafranco Picture4- Aubree Tibbetts @aubree.photos 5-7: Myself Picture8 – @saintsinthewildphotography Picture9 – @curly.hair.dont.care.4.16

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