The Kikirov family (pronounced Kee-Kir-Off) immigrated to the United States of America in 1999.  Semion, Bella and Roman came from the war-torn Former Soviet Union to find a better life and achieve the American dream. As fourth generation barbers, Semion and Bella began their careers in hairstyling in the Former Soviet Union.  After moving to New York City, Semion worked in one of the biggest barbershops in the world, Astor Place, which consisted of 120 barbers from all over the world.

In 2001, the family moved to Denver, Colorado, where Semion became the #1 producer for Floyd’s Barbershop for 9 years straight!   Roman and Bella also continued to work in hair cutting industry in Denver as well.  These combined experiences gave them a different outlook on the hair cutting industry and specifically on how to improve inconsistent quality, long waits, unsatisfactory working conditions, and poor customer service.

In 2011, Semion decided to go out on his own and create Semion – A Barbershop for all. Based on his experiences in the FSU, NYC and Denver, Semion handpicked the best parts of his experiences to create this new shop.

In 2014, Semion and Roman opened Semion Academy to share our success with everyone in the beauty industry to bring the change not only to Semion Barbershop but to other establishments in Colorado and across the United States. So whether you work at Semion Barbershop, own your business, booth rent, or work at another company, we at Semion Academy want you to have the skills that will bring the change to  you and the industry that is long overdue. We invite all members of this industry to come and visit us and see what great hair cutting training program can do for you.  Come on down and give us a try!

Semion & Roman