Gel Polish - Heatwave

Fiery neon red, hot as summer


From the Club Tropicana comes HeatwaveComparable to a ripe cherry or a classic sports car, this colour exudes boldness, vivacity and a touch of glamour. Its a bold and eye-catching tone which will instantly add a pop of statement colour to your client's nails, making them stand out.

Description Vibrant Neon Red
Colour family Red
Undertone Warm
Finish Solid
Opacity Opaque
    Colour Representation: Every effort is made to ensure that all our product imagery is as accurate as possible. There is several real life images on each product page. However due to colour/resolution settings on electronic devices, the colour representation may differ slightly from the physical product. 

    HONA gel polishes are glossy, highly pigmented, chip-resistant and offer long lasting wear but the best thing is they are extremely safe to use due do the highly advanced, hypoallergenic formula. The good news doesn’t end there though, as the formula is made in the USA under the strictest of regulations meaning we can guarantee all HONA gel polishes are vegan and cruelty free.

    SAFER - HONA hired the world leading chemist Jim McConnell to create the incredible formula. What this means is that you know the product has been made to the highest standards. No toxic ingredients have been used which has greatly reduced the risk of causing yourself or a client an allergy.

    STRONGER - Using state of the art ingredients, the HONA gel system formula was created to be the strongest hypoallergenic brand it can be. It will give up to 3+ weeks wear while giving little to no heat spike.

    SMARTER - By choosing the HONA gel system you are future proofing you and your salon. Developing an allergy to your current gel system can be costly as you will need to rebrand. A hypoallergenic system like ours will greatly reduce the chances of you developing an allergy - future proofing yourself and your clients health.

    100% transparency - HONA will not only be able to tell you the exact day your product was created, but the name of the person who created, it along with the exact location. This knowledge combined with the 100% transparent label and SDS sheets means you can fact check all our claims.

    • 20ml bottle
    • Vegan & cruelty free
    • Long lasting
    • Hypoallergenic
    • HEMA, HPMA & IBOA free
    • 100% Gel system
    • Created in USA, Packaged in Wales
    • Unique outer cap
    • Very pigmented
    • Little to no heat spike
    • Long brush to reach every drop
    • Formula co-created by world leading chemist Jim McConnell 

    Bis-hea IPDI / PPG-53 copolymer, Bis-hea Poly(1,4- butanediol)-9 / IPDI Copolymer, Bis-hema Poly Neopentyl Glycol Adipate/ IPDI Copolymer, PEG-4 Dimethacrylate, Tetrahydrofurfuryl Methacrylate, Sucrose Benzoate, Isobornyl Methacrylate, Trimethylolpropane Trimethacrylate, 1-hydroxycyclohexyl phenylketone, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Silica

    Purchase confidently with HONA's unique non toxic, hypoallergenic formula - View HONA gel Polish SDS sheet here

    Alternatively you can learn what each ingredient does in the HONA gel system  

    HONA is committed to offering its customers comprehensive support, so that they can maximize the use of our products. With an abundance of detailed tutorials available here, HONA allows its customers to enhance their skills and produce stunning results using our products.

    HONA provides comprehensive online resources, but for added personalised assistance we also offer free 1-2-1 sessions with our expert educator. Customers can book these sessions through our website. During these sessions our specialists provide tailored guidance while answering any queries or addressing concerns to ensure customers feel fully equipped to use their HONA products to their full potential.

    With online tutorials and 1-2-1 sessions tailored specifically to each customer's needs, HONA strives to empower its customers and help them attain professional-grade results from the comfort of their own homes.

    At HONA, our commitment to ethical practices goes even further; our products are not only cruelty-free but vegan as well. This means we do not use any animal-derived ingredients or byproducts in their formulation of our gel system.

    By using plant-based, synthetic, or mineral-derived ingredients instead of animal by-products in our products, we ensure they align with the principles of vegan living. This demonstrates our dedication to minimizing harm to animals while supporting sustainability efforts and catering to customers with ecological interests and vegan preferences.

    HONA's gel system gives you peace of mind knowing you're using a product that meets both cruelty-free and vegan standards without compromising its quality, safety or effectiveness.

    Registering our product via McConnell Labs with the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) in Europe demonstrates our dedication to being a safe and responsible brand. CPNP is a centralised system set up by the European Commission designed to ensure all cosmetic products placed onto EU markets meet stringent safety regulations.

    By registering with the CPNP, HONA proves its compliance with stringent EU guidelines and requirements that include:

    Assuring product safety: Before being distributed on EU markets, all cosmetic products must undergo a comprehensive safety review by an appropriately-qualified individual. This involves studying their ingredients and formulation as well as potential risks to human health.

    Registering with the CPNP ensures HONA products comply with EU cosmetic regulations: the European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 governs manufacturing, labeling and marketing cosmetic products within Europe with an emphasis on product safety and consumer protection.

    Ingredient transparency: EU regulations mandate that cosmetic products provide consumers with an up-to-date list of ingredients on their packaging to help make informed decisions and identify potentially allergenic or irritating substances. This enables consumers to make smart choices about which products to use while also helping prevent allergic reactions or irritations from products they purchase.

    Responsible Reporting: The Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP) serves as a centralised platform for cosmetic companies to report any undesirable side effects caused by their products, facilitating prompt action to address potential safety concerns.

    By registering with the Consumer Product News Publishing Platform (CPNP), HONA shows its dedication to maintaining high standards of safety, quality and transparency with our products. This registration demonstrates our responsibility as a responsible brand that prioritises customer wellbeing while adhering to international regulations for consumer confidence and trust.

    HONA places great emphasis on ethical practices during all aspects of production. Our products are cruelty-free; that is, no animal tests were performed on our gel system nor do we use any ingredients tested on animals.

    Being cruelty-free is an integral component of responsible and compassionate business practices in the cosmetics industry. By forgoing animal testing and selecting suppliers who share our values, we ensure our products are not only safe and effective for customers but are also kind to animals and the environment.

    Customers choosing HONA's gel system can rest easy knowing they are supporting an ethical company without compromising product quality and safety.

    At HONA, our top priority is ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our gel system. We adhere to stringent manufacturing standards and legal measures while working closely with leading experts in gel polish chemistry to produce top-tier products. Our gel system is assembled in the United States using manufacturing facilities that follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for maximum product quality and safety.

    At our facility, we conduct extensive safety tests including dermatological, stability, and compatibility assessments in order to guarantee the quality of our products. We take great pride in being transparent about what ingredients go into each of our products so customers can make informed choices when making purchases. Furthermore, we provide information regarding allergens and hypoallergenic formulations specifically catering towards customers with sensitive skin or allergies.

    Customer testimonials and professional endorsements from dermatologists and industry experts attest to the safety and effectiveness of our gel system. Furthermore, we're proud of having obtained relevant certifications from various organizations and regulatory bodies demonstrating our dedication to product safety.

    At HONA, we have taken all steps necessary to prove the safety and quality of our gel system so that customers can use our products with trust.

    Allergic reactions may be relatively rare, but they do happen occasionally. Some individuals may be sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients in products used. If you suspect an adverse reaction with one or more products you use regularly, it's wise to do a patch test first by applying small amounts on discreet areas of skin for 24 to 48 hours before going further with its usage.

    If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, redness, swelling, or rash while using any product, discontinue use and seek medical advice immediately. Consult a dermatologist or healthcare provider if any doubts exist over using particular items; especially if you have sensitive skin or history of allergies. 

    The term "hypoallergenic" means that a product has been formulated to reduce the risk of causing an allergic reaction, but it does not guarantee the complete elimination of that risk. Hypoallergenic products are designed with ingredients that are less likely to cause irritation or sensitivity for most people, but individual reactions can still vary.

    One of the main causes of nail allergies is the in proper use of gel systems. HONA is determined to make a safer industry for all and therefore we will only sell our gel products to professionals. Are you a pro and don't have access? Upload your certificate here

    HONA is completely hypoallergenic. You will not find HEMA in our formula nor will you find its common and still allergenic alternatives HPMA or IBOA

    When it comes to gel nail polish application, using the right nail polish colour is not the only factor that contributes to a high-quality manicure. Using a compatible UV/LED manicure lamp is one of the most important factors. In this blog post, HONA explores why using a compatible lamp is crucial for your gel nail polish application not only for longevity but for safety in this detailed article

    It's important to understand the risks involved when mixing different gel polish brands. Mixing gel polish brands can be unsafe due to a variety of reasons. Please check this article where HONA explains the risks

    The number of gel polish manicures you can get from a 20ml bottle depends on several factors, such as the thickness of each coat, the number of coats applied, and the size of the nails being painted. Typically, a single coat of our best selling Sheer gel polishes requires 0.02ml to 0.05ml per nail, you would use about 0.3ml to 0.5ml for a full set of 10 nails for one coat. With a 20ml bottle, you could expect to get approximately 40 to 100 full gel polish manicures.

    However, this is just a rough estimate, and your actual mileage may vary depending on your usage and application technique.

    Lifted or peeling products during a gel manicure could have any number of causes; here are some that are frequently seen:

    Improper Nail Preparation: Proper nail preparation is key for ensuring successful product adhesion to natural nails. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse the nails, remove all oil or residue build-up, and gently buff their surface until it has an irregularity that allows better product adhesion.

    An excessive exposure to water or chemicals (like cleaning products ) may cause products to lift away from their free edges and peel back off, prompting clients to wear gloves when performing household chores or handling chemicals, as well as avoid excessively immersing their hands in water.

    Undercuring: Failure to use adequate LED or UV lamp exposure may result in poor adhesion and lifting, so be sure that you use the recommended curing times and lamp wattage for each gel product you work with.

    Applying Product Too Thickly: Overly thick layers of product can lead to incomplete curing and poor adhesion, so for optimal curing and adhesion it's crucial that thin, even coats of basecoat, builder gel, gel polish or topcoat are applied - these will ensure proper curing and adhesion.

    Touching Cuticle or Skin: If a product makes contact with either the cuticle or surrounding skin during application, it could create a point of weakness that could cause lifting or peeling. Be wary to leave a small gap between product and cuticle/skin prior to curing and remove any that accidentally comes in contact.

    Mismatch of products: Mixing and matching products from different brands or systems may result in poor adhesion or lifting. For optimal results, it is recommended that products from one system work in harmony together.

    Nail conditions: Some clients may have naturally oily or weak nails that make it more challenging for products to adhere properly, necessitating additional preparation or specialty products to improve adhesion. To facilitate proper adhesion in such instances, additional nail preparation or special solutions may be needed for optimal adhesion.

    Addressing these potential causes and ensuring appropriate application techniques can help eliminate product lifting or peeling and extend the longevity of your client's gel manicure.

    HONA hypoallergenic gel system's formula was specifically created with safety in mind by selecting ingredients less likely to trigger allergic reactions while still offering high-quality gel polishes. Here are some key aspects that contribute to its safety:

    Hypoallergenic ingredients: The HONA gel system uses hypoallergenic ingredients that are commonly associated with allergic reactions, such as HEMA (Hydroxyethyl methacrylate), HPMA (Hydroxypropyl methacrylate), and IBOA (Isobornyl acrylate). Instead, alternative options like oligomers may cause less sensitization.

    Isobornyl Methacrylate: This ingredient serves as a safer alternative to Isobornyl Acrylate and offers similar adhesion and durability properties while having reduced risk of allergy reactions.

    High-grade ingredients: The HONA gel system features only high-grade ingredients that comply with stringent quality standards, ensuring reliable and safe product. Furthermore, using premium grade ingredients enhances both performance and durability of gel polish products.

    Transparency: HONA prides itself on being a trustworthy company by offering customers detailed information regarding their ingredients, suppliers and manufacturing processes. This allows customers to independently verify safety claims while making educated choices regarding the products they consume.

    Formulated by an internationally-recognized chemist: HONA's gel system formula was created with Jim McConnell, an internationally acclaimed chemist renowned for developing safe and high-performing nail products. Together they ensured that this collaboration met all safety and performance standards.

    Overall, the safety of HONA hypoallergenic gel system formula stems from its careful selection of hypoallergenic ingredients and use of safer alternatives, high-quality manufacturing standards, transparency, and expert formulation - these factors come together to produce a gel polish that provides both protection against sensitive skin as well as high performance manicure experience.

    Hypoallergenic manicures typically last between 2-3 weeks without chipping or peeling if applied by a skilled nail technician and adhered to regularly, depending on factors like product quality and your lifestyle habits.

    To ensure the longest-lasting hypoallergenic manicure possible, consider these tips.

    Choose high-quality hypoallergenic products: Opt for trusted brands such as HONA that provide safer and reliable gel polish and builder gel systems designed to maximize long-term wear while minimizing allergic reactions. These products provide long-lasting wear while simultaneously minimizing risks of allergic reactions.

    Proper Application: Ensure your nail technician is experienced and follows proper application procedures, such as nail preparation, thin and even application of gel polish, and appropriate curing times under UV or LED lamp.

    Maintain Healthy Nails: Make sure your nails are always clean, nourished and well-groomed by regularly applying cuticle oil or applying cuticle cream to nourish and promote the nail bed as well as healthy nail growth.

    Protect Your Nails: Wear gloves when performing household tasks, gardening or any activity that could expose your nails to chemicals or physical stress. Furthermore, avoid using your nails as tools when opening packages or cans as this could cause chipping or breakage of nails.

    Avoid picking or peeling: Resist any temptation to pick at or peel away at your gel polish, as doing so can damage the nail plate and shorten its lifespan.

    By following these tips and investing in an advanced hypoallergenic gel polish system such as HONA, you can enjoy long-lasting, beautiful manicures without risking the health or safety of your skin.

    To calculate the product cost per service with the updated information, you'll need to follow the same steps as before. First, calculate the cost per millilitre for each product:
    1. Base coat: £16 / 20 ml = £0.80 per ml
    2. Builder gel: £16.50 / 20 ml = £0.825 per ml
    3. Gel polish: £14.50 / 20 ml = £0.725 per ml
    4. Top coat: £16 / 20 ml = £0.80 per ml

    Next, multiply the cost per millilitre by the amount used in each step:

    1. Base coat: £0.80 x 0.3 ml to 0.5 ml = £0.24 to £0.40
    2. Builder gel: £0.825 x 0.7 ml to 1.4 ml = £0.5775 to £1.155
    3. Gel polish: £0.725 x 0.3 ml to 0.5 ml = £0.2175 to £0.3625
    4. Top coat: £0.80 x 0.5 ml = £0.40

    Finally, add the costs together:

    Lower estimate: £0.24 + £0.5775 + £0.2175 + £0.40 = £1.435 Upper estimate: £0.40 + £1.155 + £0.3625 + £0.40 = £2.3175

    Based on this example, the product cost per service when using a base coat, builder, gel polish, and top coat would range from approximately £1.44 to £2.32. Keep in mind that these numbers are for illustrative purposes only, and the actual costs will depend on the specific products you use and the prices you pay for them.

    Determining an appropriate price to charge for a HONA manicure service depends on several variables, including location, skill level and services provided. Here are some key pointers that will help you establish an accurate fee:

    Location: Pricing for manicure services can depend heavily on factors like cost of living, demand and competition in your region. To gain an understanding of market rates in your region, conduct research of prices charged by both nail salons and independent nail technicians operating locally.

    Experience and Skill Level: Those with extensive experience and high-level skill may be able to charge higher premium prices for their services; on the other hand, novice service providers might prefer offering more cost-effective pricing models in order to attract clients.

    Services Included: Think carefully about which services your HONA manicure will include, such as nail shaping, cuticle care, gel polish application and nail art creation. The more comprehensive and intricate your service becomes, the higher its price point can be set.

    Product Costs: Be sure to consider the costs associated with using HONA products for each service, including gel polish, base coat, topcoat and any additional tools or materials needed for that service.

    Overhead costs: When planning for overhead costs, such as rent, utilities and insurance premiums as well as marketing expenses and staff wages where applicable, don't forget to account for them.

    Time investment: Be mindful of how long it takes you to complete a HONA manicure service and ensure your pricing reflects this time and effort.

    Once you've considered these factors, you can establish a price range that is both competitive, fair, and profitable. Your prices may need to change over time as feedback from clients or market shifts dictate; or as your skills and experience increase.

    Some think Gel polish can ruining nails. In reality, with proper application and removal procedures in place, gel polish can actually contribute to healthier nails. Here are some benefits associated with gel polish for nails:

    Protection: Gel polish provides a strong and protective barrier that safeguards natural nails against daily wear and tear, such as water exposure, chemicals exposure and physical impacts. This layer helps avoid breakage, splitting and chipping for healthier and stronger nails that grow stronger over time.

    Flexibility: Gel nail polish is more flexible than its traditional counterparts, enabling it to flex with the natural movement of your nails, helping it avoid cracking and breaking, leading to healthier nails overall.

    Gel polish requires no drying time: In contrast with regular nail polishes which take time to set, and may smudge or dent easily if they don't dry completely, gel polish cures quickly under UV or LED lights for instantaneous drying and smudgeproof protection, greatly decreasing any chance of nail damage during this process.

    Long-Lasting: Gel nail polish typically lasts 2-3 weeks without chipping or peeling, saving time in applying and removing nail polish regularly and maintaining the integrity of your nails.

    Gel polish may act as an effective deterrent against nail biting for those who tend to bite their nails often, allowing the nails to grow longer and healthier over time.

    Noting the key components to keeping healthy nails when using gel polish are application and removal techniques that adhere to manufacturer instructions, in particular those pertaining to removal techniques that could damage nail plates. Avoid incorrect or aggressive removal methods which could cause further thinning and weakening. Consult a professional nail technician for the best results.

    Get free 1st class delivery on this gel polish and start using it as fast as tomorrow if you order now.

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