Main Street Barber Shop – Pixie Dust

I know many of you have been to the Barber shop located there on Main Street!  I had given my son several hair cuts until he was 2 years old.  He was very uninterested in getting his hair cut and instead found interest in anything other than being still.  I had read about parents taking their children to the Barber shop but had never really even paid attention to this corner of Main Street!  Once I actually got to Main Street with a child who had never had a professional cut, I could not resist.

So walked in the Magic Kingdom and went straight to wait in line along with all of the other parents also with the same thought in mind.  Our wait, impatiently, was about 20 minutes.  As time ticked away, I could feel the lines growing longer throughout the park… But I digress.  My son hopped in the chair and I began snapping photos as though he was a runway model.   I completely forgot about the fact that the lines were definitely getting long and focused on my son’s first cut.  As time progress and he got bored, he began to look around the room.  I was so grateful that Disney was prepared for this problem and has distraction toys for the children.

Once the cut was complete, I was so excited for my son to receive his first set of ears!  He was so proud of them!

We had such a great time here that we could not help but return.  We returned once more before my son decided he must be adorned with pixie dust.  And really, I am not so sure that he knew exactly what this mean.  Here is a photo of my son in pixie dust:

He absolutely would not pose without the number 1 above his head.  Anyways, you can see the pixie dust all the same.  This “dust” was not his friend, some would say.  He HATED it!  He wanted it out nearly immediately.  He was adding hidden mickeys of his own sort all over the park (as the pixie dust are those metallic Mickey Mouse shapes).  Once in the room, he asked for us to wash it out right after this photo.  I washed his hair 5 (yes, five!) times to get out all of the paint and particles!  He was so very tired of it once we were done.   Pixie dust, huh, pixie tar!   Ok, that is the wrong attitude, but I was the washer those 5 times from a very non-cooperative child!

All in all, haircuts at the Barber shop are great, pixie dust, not so much!

6 comments for “Main Street Barber Shop – Pixie Dust

  1. October 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    This sounds like something that would happen to me! 🙂 My son would spend the day trying to get the pixie dust out, though my daughters would love it. We haven’t tried this experience out yet, but just maybe next trip we will. Apparently though, if I am going to try it out, I suppose I will have to bring lots of extra shampoo! Thanks for the warning!

    • October 25, 2010 at 4:56 am

      What I was not aware of was that the pixie dust costs about $8 extra. I, of course, noticed it once we got to the register! I thought, oh well, I did say sure when she asked me about the dusting. Win some, lose some. But that wont be happening again b/c my son will not want it again! I can see where others do like it though. A little something extra!

  2. Denise
    March 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Just this past December my little family headed to Disney for probably the last vacation my ailing father will take it was beautiful all done up for Christmas. My daughter is 4 and 1/2 and I decided it was time to get her first hair cut curls and all would disappear (yes she is 4 1/2 and no she has never had her hair cut lol) and I decided what better place to do it! At $18 for ears certificate saving of all the first curls and that magical pixie dust I thought why not! I watched YouTube videos up the wazzo making sure I was ready for this! We got there and I asked for Micheal (he is on YouTube) and we waited about 30 mins for him to get back from lunch he cut her hair and they did the pixie dust! We got it glued in with Hair Spray and it was so easy to get out! I bet tho the hair dye was hard! He even caught my 12 year old annoyed son (gasp he was seen with family lol) of guard and got him some too! Their dust fell out over the day. So maybe next time you can ask for the hair spray if they want it again! And I didn’t know it was $8 extra? Maybe because we got the first cut special 🙂

  3. Stacy
    March 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    When my daughter got her hair done she didn’t want any “pixie dust” but my two older ones did. They did theirs for free! We skipped the color though so maybe that’s when they add the extra $8.

  4. March 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    This past December I took my kids to the barbershop for the first time (at their request). My situation is a bit different because my boys are 28 and 30 and it was the oldest’s birthday. They both requested pixie dust treatment. The oldest just did the painted Mickey. They left it on for 2 days. It washed out of the pillowcase easier that the hair. My husband also participated with them. He is bald on top so they covered it with glitter confetti Mickeys. No special ears or anything like that but they got a sticker for being good. A good tip, we went during the parade and were the only ones in the barbershop. It was considered on the best memories of our trip.

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