Black women generally have AMAZING nails with beautiful 'c' curves and naturally strong. I would wait and see her nails before making a decision; sometimes the pink of the nail bed is so pink, that clear powder in zones 2 & 3 look perfect. Just a side note and you can shoot me down in flames if you want but we have many black girls as clients and they have told me personally that the polically correct way is to say 'black' not 'coloured'. I just thought I would add this as I once asked so as not to offend and that was the answer given to me. Thought I would mention it and before it is said, we all know that no offense was meant!!