Yukon Hair Freezing Contest is Back

The winner gets $700 in cold cash

Every year The Takhini Hot Pools hold a contest for hot spring visitors to submit their best frozen hair pictures in hopes of winning a cash prize. The contest has been going on every February since 2011.

Posted by Takhini Hot Springs on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There are specific instructions for proper hair freezing on the website:

 

“Step 1: Come to the hot springs when it is cold. Preferably -20 or colder. If it is warmer than that it may take longer for desired frozen results.

Step 2: Dip your head in the hot springs and wet your hair.

Step 3: Take your head out of the water and allow the cold air to slowly freeze your hair. All wet hair will eventually freeze, this includes eyebrows and even eyelashes.

If you have very long hair, a good method to freeze it is to lay it down on the sides of the pool so it may freeze in single, long strands. Later, it can propped up and it will stick straight up.

Step 4: Keep your ears warm. Periodically dip each ear into the hot springs water and be careful not to let your hair touch the water. If that cannot be done, then be tough.

Step 5: Wait.

Step 6: Wait some more.

Step 7: When the hair begins to freeze, slowly mold the hair into the desired shape. For example, one could gather all their hair into a point.

Step 8: Let the hair completely freeze. It will become pure white with frost and ice. Don’t worry, your hair won’t break or snap off.

Step 9: Take a picture and send it to the front desk, our Facebook page, or our email.

Step 10: Dunk your head in the water. Your hair will instantly unfreeze and your head will be nice and warm again.

Posted by Takhini Hot Springs on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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1st place is $750 and 1 complimentary 30 Soak Membership

2nd place is $200 and 1 complimentary 12 Punch Pass

3rd place is $100 and 3 complimentary Day Passes