Hair Freezing Contest is how some residents make the best of -30 degree weather in Yukon

Photo: ABC7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Creating unique frozen hairstyles is how these residents in the freezing tundra of Canada’s Yukon made the best of the cold.

Takhini Hot Springs held their annual Hair Freezing Contest where residents get into 104 degree Fahrenheit outdoor pools to have their hair instantly freeze in the -30 degree Fahrenheit and below air temperatures.

Photo: ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
Photo: ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
Photo: ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
Photo: ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
ABC 7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)

 

According to Takhini Hot Springs, it only takes minutes to freeze someones hair as long as its -30 degrees outside.  Participants of the contest uploaded their photos to the Takhini Hot Springs Facebook page. This is where the winning photo was selected.

Photo: ABC7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)
Photo: ABC7/ (Takhini Hot Pools/Facebook)

From left: Fanny Caritte, Milna Georgeault and Maxime Gouyou Beauchamps won the best frozen hair photo, winning the $150 cash prize. Georgeault said it took almost an hour to sculpt her hair.

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