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OffbeatBook Your Flight: Canada’s International Hair Freezing Competition Is Here

11:00  11 february  2019
11:00  11 february  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

Freezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute

Freezing drizzle makes for a icy morning commute Anyone hoping to get out there today after days of being cloistered inside due to intense cold may be in for a slippery shock — a 60 per cent chance of freezing drizzle Sunday morning is making for icy streets. The extreme weather alert has ended, but Sunday is starting out wet and foggy, according to Environment Canada. With the temperature hovering steady around 4 C, it’ll be warm for the season, and the fog should mostly dissipate by noon. Periods of drizzle could continue into overnight, when the fog returns. The chance of precipitation goes down on Monday, with a 40 per cent chance of drizzle or rain throughout the day.

The International Hair Freezing Contest started in February 2011 as a spin-off of the local Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Each winter, people from around the world visit the hot pools hoping to take part. The Hair Freezing Contest is unique in that it doesn't take place over a set stretch of dates.

The ' International Hair Freezing Competition ' is taking place in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada is holding a competition for the best frozen hair style right now. Sometimes it seems so cold that even your hair could freeze over. Image by Takhinihotpools. Here ’ s the science behind the hair freezing

Book Your Flight: Canada’s International Hair Freezing Competition Is Here© Provided by The Week Publications Person in hot tub with frozen hair.

If you're looking to instantly transform your hairstyle, head to Takhini Hot Pools in Canada's Yukon Territory. The natural hot springs there make it possible to bathe outdoors in extreme freezing weather, resulting in some impressive 'dos when people get their hair wet and let it harden. As Smithsonian reports, the practice has become so popular that there's now an annual competition to see who can freeze their hair into the most impressive shapes.

The International Hair Freezing Contest started in February 2011 as a spin-off of the local Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. After competing in winter sporting events all day, athletes from the rendezvous would head to Takhini to take a mineral bath in one of the pools fed by the area's natural hot spring. The manager at the time turned the relaxation session into another competition when he asked bathers to sculpt their wet hair into frozen works of art. Whoever ended up with the best selfie won the contest.

Freezing rain cancels school buses surrounding Ottawa

Freezing rain cancels school buses surrounding Ottawa The risk of freezing drizzle and rain has led to many rural eastern Ontario schools not getting bus service today. Most of the region is under some sort of advisory about slippery conditions today. That has led to school buses being cancelled: for English public and Catholic schools in Renfrew County, for the Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, for schools in North and Centre Hastings managed by the Tri-Board bus service, and for all French schools in eastern Ontario except those in Ottawa, Kingston and Trenton. Schools will remain open.

Three French natives braved temperatures of minus 30 celsius to win a freezing hair contest in Canada . Report by Claire Mewse.

The annual event at Canada ’ s Takhini Hot Pools draws people from around the world competing for the title Expect a hair -raising good time at the annual International Hair Freezing Contest. Now in its ninth year, the competition is growing, just like hair itself. The contest now attracts several dozen

What began as a fun activity among a small group of people has grown into a major event. Each winter, people from around the world visit the hot pools hoping to take part. The Hair Freezing Contest is unique in that it doesn't take place over a set stretch of dates. Rather, guests compete whenever it's cold enough outside to achieve the desired hair-styling effects, e.g. when -4°F or colder. Throughout winter, competitors can sign a form proving they were really there, and if it's cold enough to shape their hair in the pools, they can snap a selfie and submit their work to Takhini. Winners are announced in March, with Best Male Photo, Best Female Photo, Most Creative Photo, and Best Group Photo each receiving $750 and complimentary 30-soak memberships.

Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Toronto

Environment Canada issues freezing rain warning for Toronto Freezing drizzle is expected to continue Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. READ MORE: Latest school closures, bus cancellations in the Greater Toronto Area for Feb. 6, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police are warning motorists to be mindful of dangerous road conditions due to untreated surfaces. Officials say highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Salting operations on main roads have commenced at approx 6:40am and will continue throughout the day. Multiple rounds of salt will be required in response to this event. Please keep a safe distance behind the trucks.

The International Hair Freezing Contest is a sculpted hair competition held at a resort in the Takhini Hot Springs, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada . The annual competition involves participants sitting in a hot spring and sculpting their wet hair in cold temperatures. After about a minute, the hair freezes .

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS 2019 The best competitions for writers, photographers and artists Visit our website intercompetition.com. This is an international competition and there is no age limit. There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction.

Check out some of the star competitors from years past below.

For those worried about their hair falling out, the business promises that hair freezing isn't harmful, and dipping your head into the pool quickly thaws it back to normal.

Freezing rain expected to hit Toronto for afternoon commute Wednesday.
Commuters are warned streets may become icy and slippery on Wednesday afternoon.

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