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Detailing Academy

Serving the needs of the enthusiast & professional, the Academy is an Aladdin's cave for detailers. Home to our flagship store, with two fully equipped detailing bays & host to a range of services. Come along enjoy a coffee & chat detailing

Detailing Academy - Serving the needs of the enthusiast & professional, the Academy is an Aladdin's cave for detailers. Home to our flagship store, with two fully equipped detailing bays & host to a range of services. Come along enjoy a coffee & chat detailing

Serving the needs of the enthusiast & professional, the Academy is an Aladdin's cave for detailers. Home to our flagship store, with two fully equipped detailing bays & host to a range of services. Come along enjoy a coffee & chat detailing

Built by detailers for detailers

Our state-of-the-art training facility is the No.1 destination for all things detailing in Europe. Situated in leafy Hertfordshire, The Auto Finesse Detailing Academy is a unique venue that's home to our flagship store, two fully equipped detailing bays and our team of Master Detailers who are ready and waiting to take you through every product and process…

An Aladdin's cave for detailers

Whether it's our custom designed and professionally lit detailing bays, the AF build bay or any other integral part of the Academy (including the coffee machine), we invest heavily in the latest professional detailing equipment, along with staff that are experts in every related field. From detailing product development and testing, content creation, commercial support and our media hub, to hands-on training and online education, this unique space is as creative as it is practical. You'll always find a buzz of activity, more than a few friendly faces, and something stunning being detailed at the Auto Finesse Academy.

Got something rare, exciting or just plain grubby?

Think it would make a great addition to our YouTube series of BIG details? Then let us know and submit your car for consideration, who knows our team could be diving in to it as our next big detail at the Academy.

Courses tailored to you and your needs

At its heart the Auto Finesse Detailing Academy has always been an institute of higher learning. Our world-renowned detailing school offers a range of courses to serve the needs of both the enthusiast and the professional detailer, where our experienced instructors can guide you through every aspect of the detailing and valeting business… and way beyond!

Push your detailing to the next level

From fully accredited Professional Courses, to Machine Polishing, and the opportunity to 'Detail What You Bring', we have a structured program to advance every ability.

We tailor our courses around your goals, whether you're simply looking to maintain your own vehicle, push your personal detailing to the next level or launch your own business with the appropriate experience and credentials, we can help, educate and even offer ongoing support through our exclusive trade services.

Ready to take your detailing to the next level?

Think it would make a great addition to our YouTube series of BIG details? Then let us know and submit your car for consideration, who knows our team could be diving in to it as our next big detail at the Academy.

We open the doors to play host to a variety of events

Throughout the year The Detailing Academy hosts a multitude of events to cater for everyone from detailing novices to hardcore enthusiasts and trade professionals… we all have one thing in common, after all - we just love cars!

Our informal open days and evening meets are absolutely free to attend, and see hundreds of visitors from all over Europe, along with huge variety of showstopping vehicles that take over the grounds, inside and out.

Get hands-on with the world's finest detailing products

Aside from the flagship store and the all-important refreshments, we also lay on plenty of detailing demos and a whole host of Product Specialists to answer all your questions and help you get hands-on with the world's finest detailing products. Or of course, you can just sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere. The choice is yours.

Don't miss out, sign up to priority updates

Sign up to our Academy alerts and get priority updates about our new courses, exclusive in store offers and dates we'll be opening the doors of the academy to play host to informal open days, evening sessions and laid back cars and coffee meets before anyone else.

Fully stocked and try before you buy!

The Detailing Academy features our flagship store, which comes fully- stocked with our entire range of Auto Finesse detailing products and accessories. Here you can take advantage of our exclusive in-store offers, special limited editions and even try before you buy. Our Product Specialists and Master Detailers are always on hand to offer help and advice, along with plenty of top tips to help you accomplish the ultimate finish for your pride and joy.

Get behind the scenes

There's always something going on at the Auto Finesse Detailing Academy, and it's not just the detailing! Many of our world-famous project cars have been put together right here, and many more are housed under the Academy roof. In fact, we always have something cooking in and around our infamous build bay, and the truth is that you never know which member of the TeamAF fleet you'll bump into next, giving you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the cars you see on our social media channels. You know the builds, now see them in the metal!

Visit the Academy, come along enjoy a coffee & chat detailing

Get hands-on with all the products in the range, try before you buy, take advantage of exclusive in-store offers and chat with our in house detailers who'd be happy to help with any tips and advice you might need.