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Contestants pose for the annual hair-freezing contest in frosty -20C temperatures : INTERNEWSCAST

Thrill-seekers from around the world are showing off bizarre styles for a hair freezing contest in Canada taking place in -20C temperatures.

The annual competition is held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon and is open until March 25.

Participants jump into the waters, formerly known as Takhini Hot Springs, where the temperature is 42C (107F), before sculpting their wet locks into inventive shapes.

Entries are collected daily when the weather reaches -20C.

There are six categories: Best Female, Best Male, Best Group, Best Facial Hair, Most Creative, and the People’s Choice Award.

The annual competition is held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon and is open until March 25

The annual competition is held at the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Yukon and is open until March 25

Pictured: Best Male 2020 winner

Pictured: Best Male 2020 winner 

Participants jump into the waters, formerly known as Takhini Hot Springs, where the temperature is 42C (107F), before sculpting their wet locks into inventive shapes

Participants jump into the waters, formerly known as Takhini Hot Springs, where the temperature is 42C (107F), before sculpting their wet locks into inventive shapes

The winner of each category receives a $2000 cash prize.

A spokesperson for the hot springs said: ‘The crucial point in the contest is the right weather conditions.

‘Frosty temperatures below -4 °F (-20 °C) are essential. So, some days may not be chilly enough to accomplish the trick.

‘Thanks to the temperature of the hot springs of 104 °F (40 °C), the partakers are safe and warm.’

There are six categories: Best Female, Best Male, Best Group, Best Facial Hair, Most Creative, and the People's Choice Award

There are six categories: Best Female, Best Male, Best Group, Best Facial Hair, Most Creative, and the People’s Choice Award

Entries are collected daily when the weather reaches -20 Celsius

Entries are collected daily when the weather reaches -20 Celsius

Pictured: People's Choice Award 2020 winner

Pictured: People’s Choice Award 2020 winner

The website for the contest also offers a handy guide to freezing your hair in the springs.

It states: ‘Dip your head in the hot springs and wet your hair completely. For best results, the outside temperature should be below -20°C. Don’t worry – freezing your hair won’t damage it!

‘Allow the cold air to slowly freeze your hair. Keep your ears warm by periodically dipping them into the hot water. Be patient – all wet hair will eventually freeze, this includes eyebrows and even eyelashes.

‘Once your hair has become pure white with lots of frost and ice buildup, ring the bell near the pool entrance and have our staff come out to take your photo!’

Voting for the People’s Choice Award will begin on March 26 and will close on April 2.

Winners will be announced on April 5.

The website notes that the competition may be cancelled if the winter season does not provide cold enough weather or if submissions lack enough frozen hair in the photos. It states that hair must be mostly covered in frost.

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