The International Fantasy Hair Competition, held in Manchester, NH, is about turning hair into art. But as it turns out, this isn't just a beauty show but a good cause too. All proceeds for the night went to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Stylists compete to make what look like the most absurd hair hats they can dream up. And the prizes range from $1000 to $7500. But the real work is done perhaps by the models, whom say the main ingredient for them is "Pain. Lots and lots of pain,". And i guess its understandable. Melody Longobardi, 26, was forced by the 3-foot cherry tree on her head to stand at a 45-degree angle.

Grand prize winner was stylist Kevin Carter for his "Proud Peacock," which involved actual feathers to look like the bird itself. And the model of his winning creation was Amaris Brown.

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