After receiving a Professional Certificate in Photography from UC San Diego Extension, Joshua Killeen wasted no time applying his artistic eye to a variety of photography situations. Through his company, Photography by Joshua Killeen, he captures subjects in a variety of environments, including portrait sessions, wedding photography, and on-location shoots. Along with specializing in product photography and headshots, Joshua is also a professional instructor, and he often leads workshops that photograph locations such as Centennial Park on Coronado Island.
Because houses stubbornly refuse to clean themselves, Steamco Carpet Cleaning picks up the slack with his brimming menu of home-makeover services. The company's licensed and insured techs evict grime from home façades with a gentle pressure washing, or tackle tile and carpet stains with high-powered truck-mounted steam cleaning. Lending a hand after disaster, Steamco sweeps in for smoke- and flood-damage remediation. Area-rug cleanings are also available to remove red wine from Persian rugs and eagle feathers from clumsy flying carpets.
The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
Photo Booth R Us entertains weddings, birthdays, and corporate events by capturing guests' impromptu poses and prop-covered faces. Whereas the experience recalls the nostalgia of piling into booths and striking impromptu poses, the booths themselves are brimming with modern technology. An 18-megapixel digital camera snaps shots and feeds them into a photo printer that reels out two copies of every strip, with or without a custom logo design.
Hairapy Studios' founder joined the words hair and therapy as homage to the business's specialty services: hair styling, lash extensions, threading, and waxing. Guests can also solicit one of the salon's skilled aestheticians for a specialty makeup application.
Street Dreams Auto Styling specializes in complete automotive makeovers, upgrading cars to improve their appearance, comfort, and performance. Cosmetic overhauls include clear-bra paint protection and window tinting, a service performed with the backing of a lifetime warranty. Paint and bodywork, neon-light installations, and detailing further spruce up cars. Lest interiors feel ignored, technicians revive cockpits by installing sleek, custom upholstery, upgraded sound and video systems, and car alarms in case of break-ins by velociraptors.