Every February, the Yukon’s Takhini Hot Springs hosts a Hair Freezing Contest. A $150 prize is awarded for the best photo.
This year’s contest attracted 20 entrants, but it has garnered the tourist destination worldwide attention via Facebook and Youtube.
The owners of the hot springs say it takes about 10 minutes to freeze and sculpt hair, depending on the outside temperature. -30 degrees or colder is optimum.
The hot springs have been in operation for over 100 years. The pools range between 36 and 42 degrees celcius.
It is one of the Yukon’s top attractions for visitors, offering viewing of the northern lights.
Video courtesy Milena Georgeault via WebTV34
Photos courtesy Takhini Hot Springs