Beauty salon

From Bail Bonds to Beauty Salon, St. Pete Woman Elevates Community | daily break

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s late Friday afternoon and Kenyatta Rucker is sitting on a bench on S 21st Street, talking to a man calling from jail.






Kenyatta Rucker walks from her St. Pete bail office to her beauty salon to get her set up before a client walks in.




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Apply face mask at beauty salon

Kenyatta Rucker paints a papaya pumpkin mask on her client and friend, Shundra Allison from St. Petersburg, during a facial appointment in her salon. “We believe the same things, especially when it comes to empowering women,” Allison said.




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Painting at the surety office

His niece’s painting hangs in Kenyatta Rucker’s bail office in St. Petersburg. Her beauty salon is right next door.




TO CHANGE THE MENTALITIES







Sign up for the beauty salon

A sign in the facial room of Kenyatta Rucker’s beauty salon in St. Petersburg.




“SHE WINS TOTALLY”

‘HEALING BUS’







Distribution of flyers

Kenyatta Rucker hands out flyers for a fundraiser during a fashion show during youth football training in St. Petersburg. Rucker is raising money to purchase a “healing bus” that will provide spa and therapy services to community members at little or no cost.