Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 3, 2015
    Kristy from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Does the barber shop on Main Street have a way to donate cut hair? My daughter has been asking to cut 8" off to donate to a charity and I thought it would be awesome if we could do that in Magic Kingdom!

    Hi Kristy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Harmony Barbershop is one of my favorite places to visit.

    I absolutely love your question! I think it is such an amazing gesture that your daughter wants to cut and donate her hair! As an oncology nurse by day this makes my heart sing! Seeing firsthand the look of excitement, tears, and appreciation when a patient receives a wig is a moment that is never forgotten.

    The Harmony Barbershop doesn’t directly donate your hair themselves, but the great news is that the cast member that is cutting the hair will help to gather the hair, put it into a ponytail, and then place it in a bag for you to take and send off to the organization of your choice! Make sure when you sit down to have her hair cut you tell the cast member that  you are going to be donating the hair!

    Most organizations that accept donated hair expect the ponytail to be 10-12 inches long. Hair must not be chemically processed, must be tightly bound and secured, and must be dry before placing into a pony tail/braid and cut. If the hair doesn’t meet these requirements it will not be processed once it gets to the organization. Please be sure to check what the requirements are for the organization of your choice before you cut and send the hair to them.

    My favorite organization to donate hair to is Wigs For Kids. They provide wigs for children under the age of 18 who experience hair loss as a result of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopeica, and other medical reasons.

    Please tell your daughter how happy this selfless act made me! She is helping to put a smile on a the face of a person in need; and this generous donation may just change that person's life! Have a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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