For more than a decade, August's Mobile Detail owner Jake August has funneled his passion for all things wheeled into precision mobile-detailing services for residential customers and dealerships. August's staff revamps vehicles with a complete detail that coddles horseless carriages for up to five hours at its Kirkland location or on-site at your home, office, or backyard Autobahn. A fleet of tidying technicians hand-washes exterior plastics, metals, and windows, thoroughly degunking paint with a Griot's clay bar. Wheels gleam after a detailed tire dressing, and trunks keep groceries from escaping after jambs are wiped clean. Following a swirl-free polish and protective wax, hand-dried sedans welcome an interior overhaul, which shampoos and vacuums carpets and cleans seats and dashes to remove dirt, debris, and memories of carpools past.
Most 16-year olds spend their time driving cars; few prefer to spend their time cleaning them. The owner of MDS - Mobile Detail Specialist is an exception: since he was 16, he loved detailing automobiles, reveling in the pride he felt when he gazed upon his finished product—a ribbon of polished chrome, a sparkling headlight, or a glossy car hood throwing reflections from its spotless finish. Working at car dealerships in his formative years only strengthened his passion, leading him to open his own detailing business and produce the same spotless automobiles that entranced his younger self.
From their self-contained mobile unit, complete with its own water supply and an arsenal of biodegradable cleaning solutions, technicians from MDS - Mobile Detail Specialist scrub, shampoo, and polish vehicles at customers’ homes or offices. They offer a tiered menu of detailing packages for cars in all states of filth, from those that need a simple scrub down to those whose air vents are stuffed with Cretaceous fossils. A la carte services, such as leather reconditioning and scratch removal, lead vehicles further down the path of showroom beauty.
Nyeisha Teague, owner of Orchid Salon, draws on a decade of professional expertise as she teaches clients to develop healthy hair habits. In addition to treating hair to natural care techniques, she softens frizzy strands with relaxers, tints tresses, and lengthens manes with weaving and extensions. When she isn't snipping new looks, she waxes unwanted fuzz, leaving skin as smooth as James Bond playing a saxophone solo.