Win Money from Freezing Your Hair
Those who want to take part in the yearly competition have to go to Takhini Hot Springs during the campaign, usually between December and March. When you go, the outdoor temperature should be -20° Celsius, which will allow your hair to freeze.
Entrants will have to dip their heads into the hot springs while making sure to submerge their hair or beard fully. Once the hair is soaked, the styling process begins. Most people choose to create eye-catching shapes and designs with their hair as the stands freeze and develop frost.
For 2020, the total number of entries was 288, and five winners were presented. There was one winner for each category. The categories include Best Female, Best Male, Best Group, People’s Choice, and Most Creative. There is also a selection of wacky entries.
An Increase in Contestants
Each of the winners gets $2,000 in prize money and free soaks in the hot springs. Takhini Hot Springs is located about 20 minutes north of Whitehorse in Yukon, Canada. It’s run by Andrew Umbrich, who mentions they have found that there is a very strong correlation between the prize money and the effort that people put into their creations.
Last year, they had only four categories, and each winner received $750. However, this year they had five categories with $2,000 prizes. They even got Tim Hortons along with a Korean instant noodle company, Nongshim, to sponsor them.
With just a few touches — a newly developed website, sponsors, and more prize money — the founders of the competition were able to get more people to come out, compete, and win.