What can the shape, size and color of your nipples tell you about your health? Watch to find out what's normal and Editor's Picks. woman with cup of coffee. Jul 21, - Hairy nipples are normal for women. Seeing black, wiry hairs growing around the areolas can be surprising, but you're not alone. The percentage of women who have hairy nipples is unclear, and many women don't report it to their doctor. In most cases, hairy nipples aren't cause for concern.