One of my very favorite things we did during our recent trip to Disney World was get Baby Heidi’s first haircut.
(If you are wondering why I often refer to her as “Baby Heidi”, its because we named her after my sister and it helps us avoid the confusion:))
I had called a couple days prior to try to get a reservation for her haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop in Magic Kingdom, but they were booked. I decided to try our luck anyways and am so glad we did. I waited until after she had her morning nap in the TULA carrier and we went in. The barber shop is kind of tucked in a corner on main street so most people would never even notice it. They took our names and sent us straight to Julie’s chair with no wait at all!
Julie was fabulous. She put stickers all over Heidi to keep her busy during the process.
She asked us exactly how we wanted her hair to be cut before beginning. To be honest, I was more excited about the tradition then I was about actually getting her hair cut, but it was getting in her eyes pretty bad and kind of crazy on the sides.
Julie had a spinning Minnie Mouse that she also used to distract Heidi.
The whole process took about 5 minutes. When she finished, they put a pair of Mickey Mouse ears on her embroidered with “Baby’s First Haircut” on the back. She held up a mirror so we could try to take a photo from the back and get Heidi’s face in it.
I love that you can see Dustin and I in the mirror on this one. Have you ever watched parents try to get a 10 month old to smile?!?!
Then Julie asked if she could sprinkle her with “Pixie Dust”. She pulled her hair up in a ponytail before adding the final touch.
She sprinkled some on Aniston as well.
Before we left they presented us with a certificate, a lock of Heidi’s hair in a little satchet with Pixie Dust, and the Mickey Mouse ears.
The total came to $25 and I tipped Julie on top of that.
I was thrilled! As the second baby, Heidi seems like she gets the leftovers, but what a special story to tell her that she received her first haircut in the Barber Shop in Magic Kingdom! I can’t recommend this “secret tradition” highly enough!