Moms and dads, if you are like me, you make a pathetic attempt each month to cut your child’s hair. And the odds are it’s not the most professional look. But hey, my kid is 3. People forgive a lot when looking at the face of a sweet 3 year old.
Researching for a Disney trip, I happened upon the Harmony Barber Shop located on Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom. I was aware of the barber shop, but never paid it much mind because I had the assumption that this was for men.
Ha ha, was I wrong. Harmony Barber Shop cuts big and little people’s hair. Not only do they cut children’s hair, they have a My First Haircut package.
Parents, we live for the firsts. And a real haircut is one of those firsts. Leave it to Disney to throw a pinch of pixie dust on it to make it extra special.
Not only do the little ones have their hair cut, but they are given a certificate, Mickey Ears inscribed with “My 1st Haircut” and moms and dads are given a baggie of hair, sprinkled with Pixie Dust.
So you are thinking, this must be expensive, right? Wrong! It is so very affordable.
And, as you can see by the pictures, Dads (or moms) can have their hair cut alongside their prince or princess. Creating those magic memories and capturing those firsts are so priceless. Disney knows how to capture them and make them last.
Tips for haircuts:
1) They only cut dry hair, so make sure you’ve washed it ahead of time.
2) It is best (but not required) to call and make a reservation, especially if a parent will be having their hair cut as well. Walk ins are welcome, and they will give you timeframe when they can see you.
3) Make sure you choose a time when your little one is at their prime. We made the mistake of waiting until late morning (before lunch). Our little guy was tired, hungry and not in best form. He refused. So we stepped outside, had a snack, watched the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party. After about 15 minutes he was ready to go.
4) Have your cameras and camcorders ready!