The Takhini Hot Pools, in the Yukon territory have been the home to a very hairy competition for years now. The Hair Freezing Contest has been taking place there since 2011, with winners announced in 5 categories; including Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, Nongshim’s People’s Choice, and Tim Horton’s Most Creative.
The contest has grown since its inception with this years entries doubling the number originally submitted. The best part? No names are passed along, just funny pictures. The photos were taken between December and March in accordance with the contest rules. But the brave dippers had to enter the Takhini Hot Pools on a day that it was below -20°C. It’s a chilly competition for a chance at $2000 in additional hot spring passes.
These hot pools have been open for over 100 years, it’s unquestionable they have seen some funny hair frozen in place after their use. But now you can enjoy it for a moment of laughter; and that makes it your Good News Story of the Day.
If you’re just imagining the crazy things people could shape their hair to look like, you don’t have to imagine it. Take a look at this years winners in the gallery; here. Then go through all the submissions here. Laugh while you can. And though the Hot Pools are currently closed; you will likely have a chance to get in on this contest in the future – should you be willing to bare the cold.
Story and Image from CNN.