About Maximize Skin + Wax Studio

Maximize Skin + Wax Studio was founded on the idea that there aren't enough options for professional, affordable and customizable skincare treatments. It's our mission to make beautiful skin accessible to all. That's why we've created a treatment space that can be as unique as you are. From the Create Your Own Facial, to the Max Cleanse, to combining a wax with a skincare service, we believe there is something for everyone.

Have questions or don't see what you're looking for? Book a complimentary online or in-person consultation so we can create a service that fits your time, budget and needs.  You can also call, email, or find us on social media! 




Face Massage

Professional skincare tailored to your time, budget and goals.

Small Business Strong

Yes, you've heard the saying, but when we say it, we mean it.

Maximize makes supporting other Fort Collins local and small businesses a top priority. The Maximize Studio features a variety of items from local small businesses and shops. We also work with local small businesses to provide each other with support, exposure and love. In addition, we honor those in our community by offering discounts for the food service industry, students, nurses, and more! Be sure to follow Maximize on social media to stay up-to-date on current promotions. 

Get to know Us

Katie Stanhope

Founder & Licensed Esthetician

I became an esthetician in 2018 because I wanted a creative, challenging and impactful career - I got exactly that! I'm passionate about providing excellent services, making my clients feet confident and offering a more accessible option for healthy skin. One of the best parts of my job are the relationships I get to build. My favorite service would have to be dermaplaning, it's just so satisfying! 

When I'm not at the studio, you'll most likely find me at a brewery with my boyfriend or on a trail with my dogs. I spend as much time as I can in Steamboat (my home), camping or with friends. I love to learn new things; currently I'm working on wood burning and taking a couple classes at the community college. 

My goal for 2021 is to start a garden, so any advice is welcome and appreciated! 

Current podcast: The Future of Agriculture

Abie Bowker

Owner & Licensed Esthetician

As an esthetician, I am passionate about teaching clients proper skincare routines and helping them feel beautiful, confident, and pampered. When it comes to waxing, I do it all, but I especially love giving my clients super fierce brows. Most of all, I love building relationships with clients and working with them to find services best suited to them.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dogs (Lola + Honey), paddle boarding, and spending time with my family and friends. I love doing anything creative and I'm currently getting back into sewing for the first time in several years. My goal for 2021 is to learn how to properly care for house plants so I can have some greenery indoors without worrying about killing them. 

Current book: Untamed by Glennon Doyle


Our Core Values




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