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

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Disney World Harmony Barber Shop
Updated for 2018!
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. It’s probably not on your fun list either.
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 more 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.

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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 six 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. 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.”

Harmony Barber Shop
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! 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 $25, 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 $25. 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!
ladies hair cut Disney World Harmony Barber Shop

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Josh Knight, My Dreams of Disney Facebook fan, sent this photo of Carinne Knight.
Long hair cut to short
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. 
Disney hair cut
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.
Disney hair

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.
1st Haircut Mickey Mouse hat
Mitra sent this updated photo from three years later. She said, “This is my favorite souvenir, hands down!”
Blowing bubbles at the Harmony Barber Shop
Photos make such great souvenirs, saving those memories and first experiences, and photos are also some of the least expensive souvenirs from a vacation.

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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 $44.95 to $95.95 in 2018) or wear that tight pulled back style from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (While the Knight package is $19.95, the Crown Package starts at a cost of $64.95 with the Castle package ending at $199.95 in 2018.) 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!”

cost of haircut at Disney World

Here 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.

where to get a hair cut at Disney World

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.

Something to add – the color gel option is no longer available, having been cancelled back in 2015.

On a personal note, I need to find myself one of these great shirts!

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 haircut at Disney World

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When people ask if a Disney vacation is expensive, my stock answer is that everything costs more at Disney. From food, sunscreen, and 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. For me, haircuts on Main Street, U.S.A., may not save me time, but they would save me money from what I already pay in my hometown.

6. Prices aren’t as inflated as other experiences

The Harmony Barbershop Price Menu for 2018

Colored hair gel and beard and mustache trims are not on the services offered list since 2015.

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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 always busy, so reservations might definitely help with time managing 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.

Disney haircut

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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 in your hair…

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