*6 Reasons to Schedule a Haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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Updated for 2014!
Time is money at Walt Disney World. While many of us joke about living there forever, money will only buy you a certain amount of time in Orlando. Ideas for what you do with that time are not endless, but there sure are a lot of ways to have fun. Getting a hair cut has never made my personal list of fun. Photos of kids with fun haircuts from The Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom have been popping up frequently on Facebook. When you compare the prices for many special experiences at Disney World, it turns out a haircut at this location is not crazy expensive.
Not thrilled about the idea of getting your hair cut on vacation by someone you don’t know? Not sure you want to take time away from shows and rides to get a haircut? Photos from Cheapskate Princess Facebook fans and My Dreams of Disney Facebook fans may change your mind.

Here are 6 reasons why you should make a reservation for a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop at the Magic Kingdom.

1. Great Place for a 1st Haircut

Cheapskate Princess Facebook fan Julie Beck sent us this photo of her daughter, and she told us about her experience taking a toddler for a trim.

“Here is my daughter Anne getting her first real haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop back in March 2011. I am the one with all the stickers. The Cast Member who worked with Anne was great, kept her distracted the whole time, and did a good job. Who can complain about a haircut AND Mickey ears for the price of just a haircut somewhere else. :) We did the first appointment time of the day, so my son got a picture and an autograph with Daisy just outside during the wait. I am hoping to take their baby sister for her first cut there next spring.”

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Cheapskate Princess Facebook fan Jeanette Villa took an even younger child for a first haircut, and look how happy she is! Actually they both look pleased!
“Here is my 5-month-old daughter getting her first hair cut in December 2011! We had an appointment first thing in the morning so she would be fed and happy. As we walked into the park, we grabbed a Disney photographer and they documented the whole thing for us. She cried for a few minutes but stopped after they showed her a light up Minnie. The package came with a certificate and a hat!”
My 1st Haircut Harmony Barber Shop

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The “My 1st Haircut” service

Most parents know by now that getting really small children to sit for a hair cut is often difficult if not impossible. “First Haircuts” are the Harmony Barber Shop’s specialty. Young WDW guests who receive their first haircut at the Magic Kingdom barbershop are treated to surprises from “pixie dust” and bubbles to Mickey Mouse stickers. You also get  an extra-special “My 1st Haircut” set of Mouse Ears and a certificate.

Have you priced Mouse Ear hats lately? This sounds like a fantastic deal for $18, with the haircut and hat combo, plus pixie dust, bubbles, and stickers. Cast Members may keep your child so distracted, there may not be time for the tears usually associated with first haircuts.

A haircut, a Mickey hat, and entertainment for $18. What a bargain!

2. They don’t just cut “male” hair at this barber shop.

Ladies, think  you can’t go in with your long flowing locks for a trim? Sure you can!
Crystal Summerlin from  My Dreams of Disney  sent this photo, “A view of the nice job they did cutting my Disney Daughter’s” hair.
Ladies hair cut at Harmony Barber Shop

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Josh Knight, My Dreams of Disney Facebook fan, sent this photo of  Carinne Knight.
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This was some pretty long hair, which made for a radical change, and what better place for a huge change in appearance than the Happiest Place on Earth. 
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And here we are with Carinne’s final product. She looks beautiful! How cool to go back home and tell everyone who compliments your new look that you got your hair cut at Disney World, possibly for less money than you pay at home.
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3. This can become a tradition

How about having haircuts over a series of years?  My Dreams of Disney facebook Fan Mitra Niknam sent this photo of her son’s “My 1st Haircut” at Harmony Barber Shop from October in 2009.
1st Haircut Mickey Mouse hat
Mitra sent this updated photo from December 2012. She said, “This is my favorite souvenir, hands down!”
Photos make such great souvenirs, saving those memories and first experiences, and photos are also some of the least expensive souvenirs from a vacation.
Blowing bubbles at the Harmony Barber Shop

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4. This is a cheaper alternative to dressing like a Pirate or a Princess

There are many people who say their children do not want to dress in full make up as a Pirate from the Pirate League (costs run between $29.95 to $39.95 ) or wear that tight pulled back style from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (with a starting cost of $54.95 .) The Harmony Barber shop offers an alternative to anyone who wants to experience Disney’s dressing-up fun and excitement at a significantly lower cost.
 My Dreams of Disney Facebook fan Crystal Summerlin sent us photos of both her children in the barber’s chair, one for an annual trim and another for a radical change.
“Our Disney Daughter has long hair, and the ladies at the Barbershop always do such a good job. We try to only get her hair cut during our annual trip. During our last trip, they actually wow-ed the kids by giving my Disney Husband a surprise glitter Mickey on the back of his head!”
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Ready for some fun? Check this out. Here are photos of Crystal’s son on his haircutting adventure.

“We started with this….”

boy's hair cut

“This is after the barbershop ladies did their magic!”

funny haircuts, Fun Disney HaircutsHere are  My Dreams of Disney Facebook fan Crystal Summerlin’s kids after their haircuts.  “Two happy kids after our visit at the Harmony Barber shop. My biggest regret about the shop is not knowing about it before I had my kiddos’ hair cut for the 1st time.”  This is really a fabulous photo memory.

See, your little Disney Princess doesn’t have to be sporting the tight BBB bun and full length princess dress to be a princess at Disney World.

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5. Cool Way to Celebrate a Birthday!

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And then how about a haircut for that special day?!

Julie Delgadillo,  My Dreams of Disney Facebook fan, sent in this photo of her birthday gal, complete with her princess tiara, which is not included in the haircut package.

Happy Birthday Disney haircut

When people ask if a Disney vacation is expensive, my stock answer is that everything costs more at Disney. From food, sunscreen, clothing to sometimes gas and groceries, depending on where you live,  most everything will seem like it costs more than you normally pay. But check out these haircut prices. My haircut costs $25, while my husband’s haircut is $20, and my pre-teenage kids hair costs $15 for a cut. For me, haircuts on Main Street, U.S.A., may not save me time, but they would save me money.

6. Prices aren’t as inflated as other experiences

The Harmony Barbershop Price Menu

Adult haircuts: $19

Child haircuts: $15 for children 12 and under

Colored hair gel: $5

Beard and mustache trims: $10

“My 1st Haircut” special: $18

Info. to Know Before You Go

  1. Reservations are definitely recommended. Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529.

  2. No shampooing is provided at the Harmony Barber Shop. Water may be sprayed on the hair if it is needed during styling, but you should arrive with clean, dry hair.

  3. Any guest under 17 years of age has to be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

  4. If you miss your appointment or cancel within one day of your reservation, a $10 charge will apply.

  5. All Harmony Barber Shop stylists are state-licensed cosmetologists.

  6. Prices and services offered are subject to change.

  7. Walk-ins are welcome, but this place is rumored to be busy, so reservations might definitely help out the time management of your day.

By the way, if you are lucky, you just might catch a song or two from musical singing group “the Dapper Dans.” 

Here is Carinne Knight showing off her new do in the Main Street Confectionary.

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Where is the Harmony Barber Shop located?

The Harmony Barber Shop is located on the left as you enter the Magic Kingdom, past City Hall, tucked in between the “car barn” where the parade floats enter and exit and the Main Street Emporium. Refer to the map at the bottom of this article if you are not too certain how to find it.

The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the shop is open seven days a week.

Like to see a Harmony Barber Shop video on the Disney Parks Blog? Use this link. 

For the official Disney World information page to Harmony Barber Shop, use this link. 

Thanks to our friends at My Dreams of Disney for their great facebook fan participation. Like to read some My Dreams of Disney articles? Try these…

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Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you passing us on Main Street, glitter and color gel in your hair.

 

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Comments

  1. Julie D says:

    This is a great article, and I sure do love seeing my cute girl’s face in it!

  2. Tara says:

    I’m so excited! I reserved our baby boy’s first haircut at The Harmony Barbershop on 1/72014. I really hope he enjoys it. I’m sure I’ll shed a few tears out of joy! He’ll be 21 months old and he really needs a trim, lol!

  3. Kaitlin says:

    I made a reservation for 2 adults (actually aged 13 and 15 but the site said over 12 are adult cuts) and 3 kids (7, 11 and 12 ) however since they only have 2 reservation chairs i had to make 3 seperate reservations for 1, 1:30 and 2) i was wondering if they will allow the next two to go up after the first ones are done even if it isnt quite 1:30 yet? also is the haircut mandatory or can the boys just get the hair gel?

    • Amanda says:

      I am pretty sure they will scoot them through as fast as they can, since their goal is to get as many hair cuts done each day as possible. And my info says colored hair gel is $5, so I think they can just get the gel without the cut. But to be sure, call Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 to confirm. Hope everything goes according to plan – let us know what you thought about the experience! And thanks for reading!
      A. Major

  4. Rebecca Curtis says:

    I just returned from our latest trip to wdw and have been there more than a dozen times in the past 5 years. This was the first time we chose to try the barber shop at magic kingdom. I was sorely disappointed in the haircuts received by my husband and children. First of all at a barber shop I expect barbers not cosmetologists. Second of all my husband’s hair was buzz cut all one length – I really think I could have done a similar job with clippers and no training. Third my eldest son (4) was supposed to get a 4 on top and have it tapered down – what we actually got was the complete opposite. My 2 year old turned out ok but only because I felt I had to micromanage the cut. There were no stickers, no lolly pops, not fanfare – honestly I believe my kids have a better time at our local barber and the only extra they give is a dumdum lolly pop. I wouldn’t recommend or ever use this service again. But it is nice to know others have good experiences.

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