“Hey yaʼll,” “Hi love muffin,” “How are you punkin?” All familiar words whether you are in her line in Skid Row, CA or wherever you have tuned in and caught a glimpse of Shirley Raines via Instagram. Originally she started serving with another local organization but quickly found her own calling. Women started complimenting her on colored hair, beautifully done makeup, and lashes. Realizing at their core these women are still women and were interested in looking nice, she started bringing out makeup, lashes, and hair dye thus Beauty2thestreetz was born. The people of Skid Row quickly came to know Shirley, her cheerful conversation filled with affection and hope. Sheʼs gained the trust of a handful of women and men, which has only grown over time. She is no stranger to helping people but didn't realize her passion would bring her down a path of healing from her own struggles in life. She makes it a point to service the back areas where people donʼt have access to the amenities (though small) Skid Row has to offer. Through her service sheʼs met many beautiful people, gay, straight, transgender, and of all ethnicities, and no one is ever turned away.