Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.
Every car-cleaning package at Hayward Carwash—from an exterior car wash to an advanced detail—begins with a 100% hand wash. This way, the painted finish is in no danger of being damaged by machines, and the car’s exterior is thoroughly cased for smudges and specks of dirt before the staff dresses it in Rain-X water repellent, Blue Coral wax, and paint sealant. During washes and details, cars shake off their filth as the staff scrubs them down with earth-friendly soaps and solutions to help them shine as brightly as the day they cartwheeled off the assembly line.
Hayward Carwash features an onsite gift shop that stocks auto accessories, beverages, complimentary coffee, and free popcorn that customers and their cars can share later that night at the drive-in movies.
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.
Carlos Quijada is living proof that the American dream is alive and well. Determined to give his family a better life, he arrived in the country alone and spent his first year moving from job to job, determined to find something that would give him the means to bring his loved ones over. When fate led him to his first detailing job, he knew he had finally found a line of work that could make his hopes a reality. Soon, he and his family were building their own thriving business from soft towels, buffers, and car wax, working all day, everyday to ensure its success.
The hard work paid off. Today, First Class Auto Detailing boasts two locations. Carlos and his team bring foreign and domestic cars, SUVs, and motorcycles to a spotless sheen through a slate of thorough detailing packages. Technicians coax out vehicles' showroom shines with regimens of polish and hand waxes, steam clean engines, and reach for stain-defying shampoos to treat carpets and the hair of dashboard hula dancers. In addition to car-cleaning packages, the team also offers window tinting and mobile sound-system services, and will gladly provide free estimates for all work.
Today's Groupon gets you a car wash, wax, and light interior cleaning at Keatley Detail, a new premium carwashery that pampers autos with the tender care most people reserve for friends, pets, and lonely mail carriers. You get a Stage One detail, which includes a thorough exterior wash that scrubs the bugs off the grill, gets the grime off the wheels and wheel wells, and rubs the muck off the underside of the bumper. The interior cleaning squeegies away peanut butter smears on the window, wipes off peanut butter on the dashboard, cleans the peanut butter out of the center console and door jams, vacuums up globs of peanut butter embedded in the carpet, and spoons old peanut butter out the ashtray to make a peanut butter sandwich. Then Keatley's detail-devotees slather your ride with a thick coat of wax until it gleams brighter than burning barrels of peanut butter.
More than 2 million vehicles owe their reflective finishes and sparkling chrome to Autopia Carwash. Since its opening in 1994, the single wash has blossomed in size, scale, and clientele. A tiered menu of wash packages caters to the needs of all cars, from those that need a quick five-minute clean to those that need to buff away the phone number of a cute sedan that stopped calling. Detailing services range from hand wax and paint-sealant applications to carpet cleaning, promising personal attention to cars’ every nook and cranny. Thanks to Autopia Carwash’s rain policy, customers can cruise through the wash for free if it rains within 72 hours of their previous visit.