Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Wonderful 'Do

Back in January, Noah had his first haircut ever at the Harmony Barber Shop.  What a fantastic experience.  The woman who cut his hair did such a fantastic job, and she kept him entertained all at the same time.  Which, with a wiggle-worm like our little man, is quite a fete!
At 13 months, post haircut
As soon as we got home, I joked that we'd have to go back for his next haircut.  Of course, I was just joking - that boy's hair grows like weeds!  He got his 2nd haircut (after weeks of his father harassing me) a few months later.  We knew we'd schedule another cut for him for our next planned trip - for marathon weekend 2012.  But, when we scheduled our last minute trip, I quickly called to see if there was availability - and there was!!  Of course, the only time available was during our original Via Napoli ADR, but obviously, that worked itself out.

With the Harmony Barbershop, you have to leave a credit card number on file - without 24 hours notice, you will be charged.  Luckily, unlike our January 2011 trip, this one worked out without a hitch (other than a tired/fussy toddler!).  Of course, in January, I rescheduled and wasn't charged, but just a warning!

We walked in and the place was packed!  Several families were in, multiple children having their hair cut or decorated (glitter/hair paint) while their entire families watched.  I quickly noticed that the famous Michal *as spelled on his cast member name tag* was cutting hair that day.  There were two other woman, neither of which was the woman from Noah's 1st cut, but either way, I crossed my fingers that we would end up at Michal's chair.  A few children later, we were greeted by Michal and shown to his chair!
Covering Noah in Mickey stickers
Michal worked quickly while we talked a little.  I told him that I've heard many stories of him and was very happy that he would cut Noah's hair.  After a little conversation, I learned he's from Chicago and has been cutting hair at the Harmony Barber Shop for 16 years - he's met children graduating high school that he did their first hair cut.  I'd love for him to be there in 16 years, to cut Noah's hair as he's graduating!  
He quickly cut N's hair, making sure it was even, without cutting a wiggly little man, and made our little baby look like a big boy.  I never knew how much a haircut could change an appearance for an 18 month old!
Of course, he's still sitting on the seat riser, so I guess he's not that big, but he's now had 3 total haircuts, 2 at the Harmony Barber Shop.  And, we have planned to have his 5th haircut there as well in January.

Outstanding, as expected.  I'd love to hear your HBS stories!! Please leave them below, or share over at the facebook page!  Pictures are absolutely welcome!


  1. So cute! I am planning on having my little man's hair cut when we go down there, mostly for the experience. He will be 4 at the time and he has a ton of hair, so it will not even be close to his first haircut!

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  2. My stepson had his hair done there when we went down in 2009! He loved it! He had aqua blue put in his hair after! It was so neat!:)

  3. We plan to get all four grand kids hair cuts when we go. I sure hope it is a fun time for all of them.
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  5. I joked with my Mom that we should fly to Florida just so my son could get his first hair cut there. Of course that didn't happen, and he has had 3 cuts since. When we do make it back there, I am having his hair cut. I think that is SO cool.

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  8. Just love this - stickers GALORE!! Adorable :)

  9. Lisa from Babes In DisneylandJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I stopped in the barber shop when I was in WDW (without the family). I loved it. Everyone looked at me like I was nuts since I was there without my kids. I didn't care. I was in love and imagining what it would be like to have the same thing at Disneyland. WHEN I take my kiddos to WDW one day, we will definitely make appointments. Thanks for the info about making a reservation!

  10. What fun to get to do that at Disney! That makes a very memorable first haircut.