They’ve been to the brrrrr-ylcreem! Contestants show off their best efforts for the annual hair freezing competition in freezing temperatures of -20C
- The competition will be held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon
- Participants jump into the water before molding wet locks into inventive shapes
Thrill-seekers from around the world flaunt outlandish styles for a hair-freezing contest in Canada that takes place in -20C temperatures.
The annual competition is held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon and is open until March 25.
Contestants jump into the water, formerly known as Takhini Hot Springs, where the temperature is 42C (107F), before molding their wet locks into inventive shapes.
Entries are collected daily when the weather reaches -20C.
There are six categories: Best Female, Best Male, Best Group, Best Facial Hair, Most Creative and the People’s Choice Award.
The annual competition is held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon and is open until March 25
In the photo: winner Best Male 2020
Contestants jump into the water, formerly known as Takhini Hot Springs, where the temperature is 42C (107F), before molding their wet locks into inventive shapes
The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $2,000.
A spokesman for the hot springs said: ‘The crucial point in the competition is the right weather conditions.
‘Icy temperatures below -4°F (-20°C) are essential. So some days may not be cold enough to do the trick.
‘Thanks to the temperature of the hot springs of 40 °C, the participants are safe and warm.’
There are six categories: best female, best male, best group, best facial hair, most creative and the People’s Choice Award
Entries are collected daily when the weather reaches -20 degrees Celsius
Pictured: 2020 People’s Choice Award winner
The website for the contest also provides a helpful guide to feather freezing your hair.
It says, ‘Dip your head in the hot springs and get your hair all wet. For best results, the outdoor temperature should be below -20°C. Don’t worry – freezing your hair won’t damage it!
“Let the cold air slowly freeze your hair. Keep your ears warm by occasionally dipping them in the hot water. Be patient – all wet hair will eventually freeze, including eyebrows and even eyelashes.
“Once your hair has turned stark white with lots of frost and icing, ring the doorbell at the pool entrance and have our staff come out and take your picture!”
Voting for the People’s Choice Award begins March 26 and closes April 2.
Winners will be announced on April 5.
The website notes that the contest may be canceled if the winter season doesn’t provide enough cold weather to hold the contest or if entries don’t have enough frozen hair in the photos. It says that the hair should be mostly covered with frost.