I called to make a reservation a couple of months in advance, and I scheduled the haircut for 9:30 a.m. the morning after the Princess Half Marathon. Our plan was to have his haircut in between the time he woke up in the morning and before his morning nap. I'm happy to say it all came together well!
Boy did he wake up with some wild and crazy hair that morning which only solidified my decision to have his first haircut before his first birthday.
Harmony Barber Shop is located off Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom, just off to the side of the Fire Station.
After checking in, we were instructed to have a seat and wait our turn. We didn't wait long at all and before we knew it, they were calling Brayden's name.
Brayden's barber was named Margaret and she immediately began giving him things to occupy his hands and mind. You could tell this wasn't her first rodeo for sure!
She also saved the first few sections of his hair for me and placed them in a little bag with Mickey confetti!
Harmony Barber Shop is small with only three chairs, so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time if you're interested in having your little one's hair cut here (or even yours)!
After placing a ton of Mickey stickers all around Brayden, Margaret began her work. I asked her to cut the "flippies" out of his hair but still keep it where it looked like a baby's hair style.
My favorite part of the whole thing is the fact that Brayden didn't know what was going on at all. At one point (as shown above), he had Mickey stickers stuck to his fingers. The act of trying to pry the stickers off of his fingers kept him occupied for quite a while!
She interacted with Brayden and kept him occupied the entire hair cut.
Margaret was amazing and Brayden was in his usual happy mood, so the entire haircut flowed so well.
In order to cut the back of his hair, she placed a Mickey sticker on the bolster seat in between his legs. Her trick worked great - he kept his head down while trying to pull the sticker off the chair and she was able to evenly trim the back of his hair just right!
At the end of it all, Brayden received his first set of Mickey Ears (with "My 1st Haircut" inscribed on the back), all included in the Baby's 1st Haircut package.
She had me walk around to the back of her chair so I could catch his face in the mirror when he saw himself in Mickey ears for the first time! Priceless!
In all, we had a fantastic experience with the Harmony Barber Shop and will definitely visit again in the future! Margaret did an exceptional job with Brayden for his first hair cut and we couldn't have been happier!
His haircut was exactly what I asked for and I loved it!! The entire experience cost $25 and for the hair cut, Mickey Ears, and certificate, that's not bad at all in my book!
Interested in visiting Harmony Barber Shop for your little one (or even yourself for that matter)? Check out Walt Disney World's website for dates/times/and further booking information!
Also, here's a video my husband took of the entire experience!