Getting a Haircut at Harmony Barber Shop at Disney World is a fun experience. It should be no surprise that Disney can turn a haircut into a wonderful memory for kids and adults of all ages.
While it’s called Harmony Barber Shop, it’s not just for little boys. Boy and girls of all ages can get their hair cut by friendly state-licensed cosmetologists. Even adults can have their hair cut there for an affordable price and memorable experience.
Be whisked back to simpler times once you step through the door. The barber shop is a hidden gem among shops in Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. That classic striped barber pole, visible from Town Square, is a beacon of timeless charm.
The Harmony Barber Shop
The Harmony Barber Shop is tucked off to the side by the Firehouse, before you leave the Town Square area and enter the shopping area of Main Street USA. The striped pole is a beacon that can help you find the barber shop.
Inside you will find a quaint shop, with large leather chairs, striped wallpaper, rich stained wood features, and vintage looking photos. I loved all of the charm.
The cosmetologists are dressed up in old timey costumes that go perfectly with the barbershop feel. Their long plaid skirts, beige blouses and ties feel so vintage.
Besides the look for the barber shop, I really enjoyed the quiet calm in there. There are only 3 seats available so it’s not crowded and loaded with kids playing on tablets or watching TV’s. There is no sensory overload.
As usual, Disney flawlessly executes a fun theme. No detail is ignored from the wallpaper to the pictures on the wall, to the outfits and chairs you sit in.
Getting a Haircut
Kids of all ages can have their hair cut in the Harmony Barber Shop. From first hair cuts to their 10th to their 20th. It’s fun to have their hair cut while they are on vacation (so special!) or to regularly have it done there if you are an annual pass holder.
Haircuts are performed quickly, without washing their hair. First, heir hair is brushed, and may be sprayed with water, but there are no hair washing stations. Considering that, it’s best to arrive with clean, dry hair. Then, their hair is trimmed/cut per your request. Autumn was just having a simple 1/2″ trim to clean up the bottom of their hair, so it was a quick process.
I have read some feedback that some parents were not thrilled with their kids’ hair cuts if their hair is curly, as the stylists don’t take my time for shaping. However, it is always best to speak up and explain what you are expecting and need before, during, and immediately after the cut so they can address your concerns at that time.
While their getting their hair cut, they are provided with fun Disney toy to play with to keep the experience fun. Plus, a little distraction never hurts.
After their haircut, girls are offered a simple styling, such as ponytail or pig tails.
Autumn was thrilled to have someone, other than me, do her hair. She weighed the options for the different pony tail styles (high, low, side) that she could have had, but went with big tails. Just so adorable.
After Hunter had his first hair cut, his hair was styled into a little faux-hawk with some gel.
My First Haircut
Your baby’s first haircut it a very special occasion!
Not only is the barbershop is an extra cute setting for the haircut, but they created a package to make it extra special. Disney does that- they sprinkle pixie dust all over something simple, and turn it into something very special. The “My First Haircut” package includes commemorative Mickey Ears and a certificate documenting the occasion.
The hair cut was quick and enjoyable with the fun spinning toys that were provided. What’s not to love about a Frozen Elsa with a spinning dress or a Wizard Mickey with hat that spins stars around?!?!
Hunter wasn’t covered with a drape during his hair cut so he did have some stray pieces of hair on him that was gently blown off afterwards with a blow dryer. I think he enjoyed that tickle feeling of the air blowing on him. Honestly, at first I was surprised that he wasn’t covered, but then it made sense since he would have just fought it on him the whole time. (Autumn was much older when she had her first hair cut, at age 3, so she was more understanding of the cover on her.)
My biggest take away from Hunter’s first hair cut there, and Autumn’s trim, as that it was a great experience for a reasonable price. I am looking forward to having their hair cut again there in the future during upcoming trips to the Magic Kingdom.
Reservations & Hours
Reservations are strongly recommended. Of course, you can always try to a walk-in appointment. There are a few walk in appointments available every day. However, you would also have to have some flexibility in your schedule for that. Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 for reservations. (I made our reservations 6 weeks out.)
No-shows and cancellations within one day of your reservations will incur a $10 charge. This will be applied to your room reservation or credit card, provided at time of reservation.
Note: Your reservation doesn’t show up in My Disney Experience. It was explained to me that it was because it’s a kid activity. However, you can manually do it.
The Harmony Barbershop’s hours are from 9am to 5.30pm, daily. Hours do not vary in accordance with Extra Magic Hours.
-Current Harmony Barbershop Pricing-
My First Haircut Package – $25
Child’s Haircut (9 and under) – $18
Adult Haircut – $19
Bang Trim – $7
Beard Trim – $7
Prices and services offered are subject to change. Pricing from 9/2018