In many societies first haircuts are a right of passage. Whether it be a symbolic passing from infancy to toddlerdom, a religious ceremony, or a family tradition we tend to take the cutting of our baby’s locks rather seriously. For my family I was heart-set on having our son’s first haircut take place at Harmony Barber Shop in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. I mean, what better way is there to celebrate the occasion than a special trip to Walt Disney World! Now, granted this makes for one expensive haircut…but, if you are planning a trip anyway, why not?!
My son, Connor, was born with a lot of hair, and everyone expected us to cut it long before he turned one. However, like I said, I had always wanted the Magic Kingdom first haircut, so we just kept letting it grow in hopes that something affordable would come along that could get us to WDW before we couldn’t put the cut off any longer. Luckily, something did, and in November of 2010 we made a Thanksgiving week trip to Orlando along with my parents. (If you can get grandparents to go on your first family trip it is a BLESSING!). We made Connor’s haircut appointment about a week before our trip by calling 407-WDW-PLAY, and that was that! We had our appointment for our first morning there with no problems making the reservation at all.
Then we headed to Harmony Barber Shop, which is located on Main Street between the Emporium and the Fire Station. It is tucked away into a little corner, and just screams nostalgia when you see it. Such a sweet place! There are three barber’s chairs located inside, as well as an L-shaped bench to wait on and a small cash register. The wall shelves are filled with First Haircut Mickey ears, Mickey hair glitter, colored hair gels, as well as more traditional barber shop odds and ends.
Next time you are planning a trip, consider Harmony Barber Shop for a special haircut. They do first haircuts, kids cuts, and adult cuts too! Prices are really reasonable, and it is a whole lot of fun!