Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder, apparently Canada holds hair freezing contest every year and the results? Let’s just say a picture is worth a 1000 words.
Beginning in 2011, Takhihi Hot Pools Resort in the Yukon Territory of Canada hosts an annual International Hair Freezing Competition. Over the years the contest has gained notoriety for its outrageous entries.
People from all over the world participate in the event and the contest runs all winter long. Competition categories include-Best Female, Best Male, Most Creative, Best Group, and People’s Choice.
If you are wondering how in the world people freeze their hair, the website offers a quick tutorial.
“The purpose of the contest is to create the most creative frozen hairdos possible,” states the resort’s website. “You soak in the hot springs and allow the steam to accumulate on your head while the cold air freezes your hair.” Just make sure to dip your ears back in the hot water so they don’t freeze! Once the contestants are finished, they ring a bell and a member of the resort staff takes their picture for the contest entry.
The ideal temperature for freezing hair is -4 degrees Fahrenheit just in case you were wondering.
The winners of each category were awarded $2000, along with free soaks in the hot springs, and free passes for the new resort that is scheduled to open in the fall.