Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Cut Above the Rest, For Sure!

As you may remember reading in past posts (I mentioned it at least 5 times), we planned for Noah to get his first haircut at the Harmony Barbershop.  I made a reservation for it as soon as I heard they made reservations, and planned our park days around having 11 am on Sunday open for his appointment. 
Unfortunately, Adam getting sick made it impossible for us to be in the Magic Kingdom at 11 am the day after the race.  Not getting home from the hospital until after 3 a.m. and Adam still feeling terrible, I knew I couldn’t make it there on my own.  I was so sad, but couldn’t show it because I didn’t want Adam to feel guilty about getting sick, but it was seeming that all of our plans would be cancelled (Kouzzina, Le Cellier, and the haircut). 

Since you’ve already read (hopefully!) my Foodie Friday posts about Le Cellier and Kouzzina by Cat Cora, you know that we did in fact get to enjoy both of those restaurants.  But, what happened with the haircut?
I called the reservation line to cancel the appointment and asked about rescheduling.   I was thrilled when the Cast Member offered me a 1 p.m. appointment on the following day!  She couldn’t give me a reservation to Le Cellier, but I didn’t mind that at, as long as Noah could have his hair cut!

Stickers, stickers, everywhere!
After a wonderfully relaxing morning in the Magic Kingdom, easily riding everything in Fantasyland and a few other areas, we headed back down Main Street U.S.A. and made our way to the Harmony Barber Shop.  As soon as we walked in the front door, it started drizzling outside.  The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, because within minutes the sky opened up and a powerful thunderstorm rolled in.  I even heard talks that most of the rides were down because of the storm.

When we walked in, there was another family seated, with their 2 children getting cuts.  We were helped by the Cast Member at the register, who informed us that she would be cutting Noah’s hair.  Though Michal, who I had read so much about, wasn’t to be seen, loved our girl!  She sat Noah down on a booster, pulled out a roll of Mickey Mouse stickers, and started sticking them all over him.  His shoes, hands, cheeks, belly, and more had stickers, which kept him entertained for several minutes while she started working. 

I held him in place while she worked quickly, and when he started getting fussy, she pulled out more toys to entertain him.  To our surprise, he didn’t fuss at all during the process.  While she was trimming his hair, she saved some strands in a paper towel for us to save.  After the cut, she wrapped it up completely, sealing it with another Mickey Mouse sticker, handed Noah some more stickers, and gave him his “1st haircut” mouse ears.  He wasn’t so thrilled about the ears – they barely stayed on for a picture!

As we checked out, she filled out a certificate, honoring his 1st haircut and placed everything in a bag for us to take along with us.  The price for all this was $18, and I gave a $3 tip for her wonderful service and cut.  I can’t even imagine a better first haircut experience!  If only we could stop by WDW every time Noah needed a trim…
Not too expensive!!
 Have you been to the Harmony Barber Shop?  I think we’ll be back again!
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. We have been there several times one being a first haircut and yes it is wonderful!! I was also surprised at how reasonable the price is.

  2. I had my son's first haircut there this past September..it was sooo GREAT !!! We got the same package except I don't have the hair they cut..someone who shall remain nameless *coughing..husband* left it in the hotel room when we left (or threw it away)..I also love the fact that my 4 year old daughter got her hair trimmed and "pixied"..the dust they used was soooo much better than the ones that walk around with and use at Downtown..also they let her "pixie dust" her Grampa..one of my best pics and favorite memories of the trip is her walking up to him to give him a hug and saying "I love you Grampa" and the covering him with pixie dust..he was pulling out of his pockets for hours..lol..

  3. We got our daughters first hair cut there also last September. It was so quick and painless, she didn't even know what was going on. The staff was so friendly any future children will also be getting their first haircut there (any excuse to go to disney right?)