“You’re pretty for a black girl.”
A phrase I have heard since grade school.
I am Black (African-American), Native American (Occaneechi + Cherokee Indian), & Irish.
I was born and raised in New Mexico and because of that, I am often mistaken for another race.
Growing up, I struggled finding the right products to style my curly hair.
In high school, my hair was usually slicked back in a bun. I would straighten my hair for homecoming, prom, and other special occasions because I believed wearing my hair curly wouldn’t be considered pretty.
It wasn’t until 2005 when I started my freshman semester of college, that I started wearing my curly hair down almost everyday.
The last time I straighten my hair was in 2009 when I graduated from New Mexico State University.
In March 2011 I created my beauty blog, sassycurls.com with the mission to help women embrace their individuality, value their self-worth, and discover their dreams.
As I started embracing the beauty of my curly hair, I became more confident expressing who I am.
My goal is to empower women to embrace their textured hair and the melanin in their skin.
No matter what the style. No matter what the shade.
Black is beautiful.
Until Next Time,
🍾Here’s to always being your B.E.S.T!
♡ The mission of Sassy Curls, LLC is to help women embrace their individuality, value their self-worth, and discover their dreams.
👸🏽Write Me 💌
Tiara D. Thornton
PO Box 1060
Scottsdale, AZ 85252