Best Trip Tips: Harmony Barber Shop
We discovered this hidden gem from a picture on the back of our Disney Vacation Club magazine. There was picture of a child getting their first haircut. I thought it must be at the salon at the Grand Floridian but the caption read, 1st haircut at Harmony Barber Shop, Magic Kingdom. Where is this Barber Shop I wondered? Turns out it is on the left side of the Emporium, on the western side of Town Square. In layman’s terms, just as you enter the Magic Kingdom. At this cute little Barber shop you can have an adult haircut, child’s haircut (9 and under) or the My First Haircut package.
My First Haircut package includes a pair of Mickey Ears with My First Haircut written on the back, a lock of hair in a ribboned bag and a special certificate. All of our children had their first haircut here, with the same hair stylists. It is such a special memory. What is most impressive about this package is the price. It’s only 25 dollars!! Amazing.
Be sure to call ahead, (407) 939-7529, to book an appointment. They will take a credit card with the reservation and will charge it 10 dollars if you fail to show. They do allow for walk-ins. Since it’s at the entrance of the park you can always pop your head in and see when they have available throughout the day. Keep the location in mind when you are making your reservations. Since it’s at the front of the park try to time your reservation at the very beginning of the day, before your visit with Mickey Mouse, or in the afternoon after the Festival of Fantasy Parade.
If this is your child’s first haircut try to do it at the beginning of your vacation. When our middle child, Lincoln. had his first haircut, he didn’t receive it until the third day of our vacation. His hair for the first couple days looked terrible and then the rest of the vacation it looks sweet. Thank goodness we didn’t have our meet and greet with Mickey Mouse until after his visit at the Barber Shop.
This is a must-do for your kids. The Cast Members are wonderful and it’s a fun and unique experience at the most magical place on earth.
*Theme park admission required.