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International hair freezing contest

Every winter, people from all over the world travel to Yukon in the far north of Canada for the International Hair Freezing Contest that is held there since 2011. With temperatures up to 22 degrees Celsius below zero (-7.6 degrees Fahrenheit) contestants wet their hair in the most creative model they can come up with and hope that it freezes and keeps the right shape for the perfect photo. The competition is held in the Takhini Hot Springs which makes sure you will stay warm.
The competition is being held for the ninth time in 2019 and has no fixed date. Usually between January and March when the temperatures can drop to extreme cold temperatures. To take part in the competition, all you have to do is send a selfie of your frozen hair. The Takhini Hot Springs team will select the winners in March.

What's the average weather like?

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Where to stay?
We can highly recommend the Sundog retreat. Just 10 minutes’ drive from Takhini Hot Springs and with their own hot tub and beautiful accommodation. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.5 and you can book it here. 

This article was last updated on October 17, 2019.