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The amazing finalists in the Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest 2020

The amazing finalists in the hair freeze competition of 2020, where participants dip their heads in a hot spring and then let the air in the -20C solidify the locks to a crazy style

  • The competition will take place in Takhini Hot Springs, just north of Whitehorse, northwestern Canada
  • This year there were 288 entries and here we present the five finalists for the People’s Choice category
  • The winners will be announced on April 1 and each will collect $ 2,000 in prize money, plus free weeks

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Is this the world’s most hair-raising game? Doubtless.

In the Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest, participants must immerse their heads in the Takhini hot spring and then style their hair and / or beards in a striking style while the icy air freezes the strands.

This year there were 288 entries and here we present the five crazy finalists for the People’s Choice category.

The crazy bet of this couple is No1 in the People's Choice category, with 2,163 votes

The crazy bet of this couple is No1 in the People’s Choice category, with 2,163 votes

Is this your favorite? This participant collected 715 votes with a distant sculpture

Is this your favorite? This participant collected 715 votes with a distant sculpture

Is this your favorite? This participant collected 715 votes with a distant sculpture

The styles in the running for the other categories – Best Male, Best Female, Best Group and Most Creative – are confused.

The winners will be announced on April 1 and each will collect $ 2,000 in prize money, plus free weeks in the steaming lagoon.

Located 20 minutes north of Whitehorse, Yukon, northwest Canada, the spring is run by Andrew Umbrich.

He told MailOnline Travel: “We found that there is a strong correlation between the prize money offered and people’s efforts.

“Last year we had four categories of $ 750 each, this year we had five categories of $ 2000 each. Everything changed this year when we had Tim Hortons and Nongshim – an instant noodle company from Korea – sponsor.

Ice one, sir: this guy's frozen follicles scored a whopping 562 votes

Ice one, sir: this guy's frozen follicles scored a whopping 562 votes

Ice one, sir: this guy’s frozen follicles scored a whopping 562 votes

This participant is in second place with 1,798 votes. Her efforts to appear completely frozen have clearly impressed

This participant is in second place with 1,798 votes. Her efforts to appear completely frozen have clearly impressed

This participant is in second place with 1,798 votes. Her efforts to appear completely frozen have clearly impressed

331 voices have been poured for this guy's unfeasibly graceful frozen mustache

331 voices have been poured for this guy's unfeasibly graceful frozen mustache

A total of 331 votes were cast for this guy’s unfeasibly graceful frozen mustache

“We developed a website specifically for the competition, offered better prize money, and then people came out and really did their best to compete and win.

“We had as many as fifty entries this year that we considered for winners. Normally we had 50 entries or less and we had to choose from a few good ones. ‘

The best temperature for freezing hair is -20C or below, according to a ‘how’ section on the spring’s website.

It is recommended to keep the ears warm during the process by dipping them regularly in the hot water.

Participants ring a bell at the pool entrance when their style is complete and a member of staff takes a photo.

MailOnline Travel was impressed by this trio, chosen from the gallery of submissions available online

MailOnline Travel was impressed by this trio, chosen from the gallery of submissions available online

MailOnline Travel was impressed by this trio, chosen from the gallery of submissions available online

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