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Mickey’s Barber: A Review of Harmony Barber Shop

by Vern Woodruff on September 3, 2015 23 Orlando

Leap's Note: Today's post comes from Undercover Tourist customer and super Disney World fan Vern Woodruff. Vern has written about the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, princess dressing in the parks and the Jedi Training Academy. Today he offers his review of the Harmony Barbershop. 

When entering Magic Kingdom at Disney World, the first “land” you encounter is Main Street U.S.A.  It depicts an idealized representation of an early 1900’s town, with the building facades designed to replicate businesses and stores of the era. The interiors of many of these buildings contain gift shops and various snack options. However, there is one store front that not only looks like an old-fashioned barbershop, it actually is a functioning barbershop with state-licensed cosmetologists. If you find yourself or a child needing a haircut while at the Magic Kingdom, then the Harmony Barbershop is for you.

Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom

The Harmony Barbershop provides haircuts for any age, but specializes in first haircuts. The cost for a standard haircut is $15 (child 12 and under) or $19 (adult), while the first haircut package is $19. Its hours are typically 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., and advance reservations are encouraged. You may be able to stop in and make an appointment the day of your visit because walk-ins are welcomed, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to obtain a time.

Harmony Barber Shop at Magic KingdomSeveral weeks prior to our last visit to Magic Kingdom, I discovered information on the Harmony Barbershop. My two boys, ages 9 and 10, just happened to be at a point where they were due for a haircut. My wife and I thought a visit would make a nice addition during one of our days in Magic Kingdom. Since this was not a “must-do” item for us, we did not make an advance reservation and instead stopped by early in the afternoon during our visit and inquired about making an appointment. My wife secured one about an hour later for the boys. We wanted a mid-afternoon time for the haircuts when the lines and waits for the park’s attractions would typically be at their longest. We had not told our boys about this, so they were quite surprised when we went inside and they found out that they were both getting haircuts. My 10-year old went first because his brother was a little apprehensive about having his hair cut (my wife had always cut their hair). Both boys enjoyed being in the old-style barber chairs and the two ladies that cut their hair were quite friendly and engaged the boys in various conversations. They had a basket with a selection of toys in it, one of which they gave to my 9-year-old. Once he had that, he was more comfortable having his hair cut. I think my wife most enjoyed the visit because she was able to sit back and watch the boys having their hair cut instead of having to do it herself.

The haircuts were done quickly and once they were completed, the boys had the option of having pixie-dust (glitter) added to their hair. The 10-year-old wanted the glitter, while the 9-year old did not. Their little sister did not have her hair cut, but the barber did glitter her hair when she asked. One note about the glitter is that while it may seem like a neat idea at the time, the glitter pieces are fairly large, so we ended up dealing with glitter in the kids’ beds and in the showers. Our visit to the Harmony Barbershop was a neat addition to our visit and was a unique place for the boys to have a haircut.

Harmony Barber Shop at Magic KingdomWhile people of any age can have their hair cut at the Harmony Barbershop, their specialty is first haircuts. They have a first haircut package, which includes a certificate and a special Mickey Mouse hat commemorating the occasion for only $19. After telling my sister about the Harmony Barbershop and the first haircut package, she decided to take her 22-month-old son for a first haircut during their visit.  Since this was something she wanted to make certain to include during her family’s visit, she called eight weeks in advance to make a reservation. When she called, there were only two appointment times available, so she was happy that she was able to obtain a reservation.

She was not sure how her son would react to sitting and having his hair cut because he is shy around strangers, but the barber worked very well with her son and gave him a strip of Mickey Mouse stickers to play with. Her son was soon deeply involved with the stickers, covering his legs and shirt with them. Then he kept busy picking the stickers off his clothes and moving them from hand to hand. He did not really even seem to notice that his hair was being cut. When the barber was finished, she received a certificate and a sachet with his hair, while he had a child-size Mickey Mouse ear hat embroidered on the back with “My 1st Haircut” put on his head.  A kids Mickey Mouse ear hat costs around $14, so receiving one as part of the $19 first haircut package makes the package a great deal. She was quite happy with her son’s haircut, and it made the occasion of his first haircut that much more memorable and special.

Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom

Things of Note About Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom

  • If you want to make an advance reservation, call 407-939-7529 for an appointment
  • If you do make an advance appointment, there is a $10 fee for a no-show or if you cancel within a day of your appointment.
  • Water may be sprayed on the hair during a haircut, but there is no shampooing, so make sure that the hair is clean.
  • The barbershop is not overly large with only three chairs, but there is a fair amount of seating for those that are watching the haircuts or waiting for their own.
  • Be aware that tips to the barber can only be given in cash.

Have you visited the Harmony Barbershop or have a question about it? Let us know in comments below! 

Related: The Royal Treatment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Vern and his wife are the parents of two boys and a girl that all love Disney’s animated movies and shorts. He lives in Ohio and is employed as a mechanical engineer, which helps to explain his excessive attention to detail, organization and planning. His oldest son enjoys watching the animated shorts from the Disney Treasures series, his youngest son has the middle name “Donald” and he likes telling people that he was named after Donald Duck, and his daughter loves the Disney Princesses, especially Rapunzel and recently Elsa.


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May 19, 2020 at 10:06 p.m. Mandy Says...

I am an adult female looking for a layered cut, do you know if they do more than basic trims? We already have appointments, but I am curious about their cuts, in the reviews I have seen the only cuts they provided ladies were a basic, straight across trim. Thank you!

May 21, 2020 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy!

Our understanding is the same, that the haircuts are more basic at the shop, but that more extensive cuts are available at the resort hotel salons. Others in the Frog Pond, what has your experience been like at Harmony Barber Shop?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 19, 2020 at 4:54 p.m. William G Says...

I was wondering how far in advance reservations may be made?

Jan 21, 2020 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi William!

You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Nov 23, 2019 at 4:58 p.m. Alicia Says...

If you have a reservation, will they see you right away at your designated time or do you still have to wait?

Nov 25, 2019 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia!

There shouldn't be a wait with a reservation; however, there may be a slight delay like you'd see if you were waiting for a dining reservation where they ready your table. That prep time should still be minimal :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 4, 2019 at 9:36 p.m. Rodney Jeffers Says...

I was thinking about getting a haircut when I go next week. I'm an African American with a soft, curly texture. Is there someone there that could cut it? Not all barbers are versatile. I know, because I'm a barber. I just wanted to get the Disney experience!

Aug 5, 2019 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rodney!

The barbers are state-licensed cosmetologists, and when we gave them a ring, they said they're skilled with all hair types. However, like you said, this can certainly change from barber to barber. If you're on the fence about it, we suggest heading in first thing on your first day at the park, if you're able, so that you can chat with them in person and see what you think. They do have walk-in appointments available, though they're limited and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. (We are super particular about our locks, so we'd much rather have a face-to-face conversation to gauge our comfort level than go in blind!) Let us know how it goes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Nov 14, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. Janet Plant Says...

You can arrange for a Disneyworld photographer to attend and take photographs of your child having their first haircut. Just ask at the time of making the appointment . It allows you to just sit back and watch without worrying about taking photos and the ones they take are excellent

Jan 14, 2018 at 2:03 a.m. Jessica H Says...

Will they do hot towel shaving for my husband?

Dec 6, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. Courtney Says...

I was just at Disney world last week and I had the same question. Where can my husband get a shave? The only place on Disney property that offers that service is the Art of shaving store located in Disney springs and i recommend makinging a reservation. ????

Jan 17, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Great question. We don't see hot towel shaving on the online service menu, only basic haircuts.

Keep hopping!


Jan 21, 2017 at 7:37 p.m. Courtney williamson Says...

Do you have to purchase a ticket to the hole park just to get a first hair cut?

Jan 23, 2017 at 8:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Yes, you need to have park admission in order to visit Harmony Barber Shop.

Keep Hopping!


Jan 20, 2017 at 5:17 a.m. Jessica Says...

Do you know their hours? I read somewhere that someone got an 8am reservation so that allowed them into MK early (similar to 8am bfast reservations). Can you confirm this?

Jan 20, 2017 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Call Disney World to get exact information at (407) 939-7529 on reservations and times. Things may vary depending on the day you're at the Magic Kingdom!

Keep Hopping!


May 20, 2016 at 9:56 p.m. Tamara Says...

What options do you select from the menu when you call that number? All I get is menu options for golf/tennis.

Jun 2, 2016 at 12:54 p.m. claire stein Says...

the phone options confused me too but I just hit option one and they were happy to take my reservation

Mar 16, 2016 at 2:13 p.m. Kristie Says...

Oh my goodness! I have a photo of Michal cutting my son's hair in 2006! So glad to see he is still there. Then again, working for Disney, why would he ever go anywhere else?!

Feb 20, 2016 at 5:12 p.m. Tanya Says...

Can you purchase a 1st Haircut package for anyone? Or does it have to be an actual first?

It's my 11, 3 &2 year old's first Disney trip this Spring and I am trying to find unique ways to make it special!

Feb 29, 2016 at 5:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

I think you could argue it's the first haircut from Disney ;) Seriously, I don't think it would stop you from getting the first haircut package. Everyone does get Pixie Dust regardless :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Dec 7, 2015 at 9:55 p.m. Vern Woodruff Says...

Hi Lara,

Since the barbers are state-licensed cosmetologists, the haircuts should be at least as good as would be obtained elsewhere. There can be some variability from your boys' "regular" haircut, since the Disney barbers are not their regular barbers. My sons' haircuts were slightly different from what they usually had from my wife since she had always cut their hair, but they looked fine. They both have curly hair, especially the younger boy, so it can be more of a challenge to trim. My sister commented that for her son, his haircut looked better after she had washed his hair than it did immediately after his first haircut. The one advantage with the Disney barbers is that they see and deal with kids all the time, so they have lots of experience. We had the boys' hair cut mainly for the experience, knowing that if the haircut was different from what they usually had, it would grow out and need trimmed again in a couple of months anyway.

Nov 29, 2015 at 9:28 p.m. Lara Says...

How good are the haircuts for boys? My 12 year old son's hair is kind of long and he may want a trim. It's also temperamental because he has crazy cowlicks.

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