Brrr-illiant! The wacky winners of the 2020 hair-freezing contest

Brrr-illiant! The wacky winners of the 2020 hair-freezing contest have been revealed – so which one is YOUR favourite

  • The contest takes place at Takhini Hot Springs, located just north of Whitehorse, in northwest Canada
  • This year there have been 288 entries, and here we present the five overall winners 
  • The winners each scooped $2,000 in prize money, plus free soaks in the Takhini Hot Springs

These are the competitors whose hairstyles coldly went where none had been before.

They are the winners of the Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest, where entrants have to dip their heads in the Takhini hot spring, then style their hair and/or beards into an eye-catching shape as the frigid air freezes the strands.

This year there have been 288 entries, and here we present the five winners – Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Most Creative and People’s Choice – along with a selection of wacky entries.

Best male: This chap went for a semi-yeti look, which hugely impressed the judges

Best female: This competitor wowed by incorporating a prop into her look – a brush frozen amid her locks

This couple’s wacky effort claimed the No1 spot in the People’s Choice category, with 2,163 votes

The organiser said: ‘We had a solid 50 entries this year that we considered for winners. Normally, we had 50 entries or less and had to pick from a few good ones’. Pictured is the winner of the Best Group category

The winners have each scooped $2,000 in prize money, plus free soaks in the steaming lagoon.

The spring is located 20 minutes north of Whitehorse, Yukon, in northwest Canada, and is run by Andrew Umbrich.

He told MailOnline Travel: ‘We found there is a strong correlation between prize money offered and people’s effort.

‘Last year we had four categories each worth $750, this year we had five categories each worth $2,000. Everything changed this year when we got Tim Hortons and Nongshim – an instant noodle company from Korea – to sponsor us.

Entrants keep their ears warm during the process by periodically dipping them into the hot water. Pictured is the winner of the Most Creative category

Ice one, sir: This fellow’s frozen follicles scooped a whopping 562 votes in the People’s Choice category

In second place in the People’s Choice category was this entrant with 1,798 votes. Her efforts to appear completely frozen all over have clearly impressed

In total 331 votes were cast for this chap’s unfeasibly ornate frozen mustache

‘We developed a website just for the contest, offered better prize money, and then the people came out and really tried hard to compete and win.

‘We had a solid 50 entries this year that we considered for winners. Normally, we had 50 entries or less and had to pick from a few good ones.’

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

It recommends keeping the ears warm during the process by periodically dipping them into the hot water.

Entrants ring a bell near the pool entrance when their style is ready and a member of staff takes their photo. 

MailOnline Travel was impressed with this trio, picked from the gallery of entries available online

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

The spring is located 20 minutes north of Whitehorse, Yukon, in northwest Canada

Entrants ring a bell near the pool entrance when their style is ready and a member of staff takes their photo

Andrew Umbrich, who runs the spring, said: ‘We found there is a strong correlation between prize money offered and people’s effort’

There are five categories altogether – Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Most Creative and People’s Choice

Branching right out: Another incredible entry to the 2020 hair-freezing competition

Is this your favourite? This entrant amassed 715 votes in the People’s Choice category with a far-out sculpture

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