About Us

Ferdinand’s Wigs Retail Location

4505 N. Rockwood Dr. Peoria IL 61615

Ferdinand’s Wigs retail store is Peoria’s oldest and first full service wig salon, established in 1962.

We are a family owned and operated with two generations working together to meet your needs.

We also offer many wholesale products and can be contacted for any further information.

Retail Store Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10.00am to 4.00pm Sat. 10.00am to 2.00pm

We are closed most Holiday weekends. Please call.

Ph. # 309-682-8423


Welcome to our wonderful world of wigs!

  Ferdinand’s Wigs carries a large selection of wigs from the

                                              best manufacturers including:SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                   Eva Gabor

                                                  Rachael Welch

                                                  Henry Margu

                                                 Jon Renau

              We always have an expert on-hand to assist you.

Please stop in or call, appointments are not necessary.

(Our men’s department does require an appointment scheduled for the final fitting).



Choosing a wig can be intimidating, but you can feel confident with the assistance you will receive in selecting your best style and color.   There are many types of wigs such as mono-filament, hand-tied, human hair, synthetic, and machine made.  Let us discuss your options and help you decide which hair replacement will work best for you.






SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Many of our customers ask the question, what if my wig comes off?

A wig that is properly fitted to your head is essential to security.

The adjustments on the wig may make it tighter but it may still slip up on the back of your head.  That is where the Comfy Grip comes in.

It adjusts to body movements, distributes the weight of a wig or hat evenly and keeps them from slipping.

At Ferdinand’s we also have many accessories to take care of the wigs and for you when you are experiencing hair loss.  We have turbans, scarves, sleep caps, and hats in stock. We also carry the Halo collection from Eva Gabor. It has a velvet lined circle of hair to go under any turban or scarf.wig-shampoo

We have our own special line of wig care products.  We will be happy to instruct you through the simple method to care for your new wig and demonstrate how to put it on. We will answer any questions you have simply stop in or contact us online.



About Myrna


Myrna Hawkins, owner, inventor, and ballroom dancer Myrna began as a licensed beautician in 1952.  In 1962, she opened her first wig salon on Fulton Street in Peoria, Illinois.  Over the next several years, Ferdinand’s expanded into seven retail stores located all over Central Illinois.  Ferdinand’s offered a full-line of woman’s wigs, a private men’s department for toupee fittings, and an evening class once a week to instruct customers how to care and style their Human Hair wigs.




The wig business has undergone many changes over the years, and unfortunately hair-loss due to chemotherapy was on the rise.  Myrna knew she needed to find a secure and comfortable way for her customers to keep their wigs on even if they didn’t have any hair.  This is when she invented the original Comfy Grip and changed the way we wear wigs-you got it- comfortably!  No longer do you need 2-way tape or to have your wig rub on your skin.  Thanks Myrna!  A sign of a truly great idea is the copy cats.  Of course, we welcome competition, but don’t be fooled.  Our Comfy Grip is the only gel-filled headband that is made with high quality dry-polymer material that is self-healing, hypoallergenic, and dissipates body heat.  Our Velcro attachments are fused on and guaranteed not to come loose.  Well, Myrna is quite the inventor as you can see.  When she realized the comfort this gel-filled band could provide the head, she turned her attention to her own feet.



Myrna suffers from a painful and disfiguring condition called Hammer Toe and Crossover Toe.  She is an avid ballroom dancer and needed a way to comfortably wear her high heeled dance shoes.  Nothing she tried worked.  Worse yet, the products she did try were bulky and ugly looking!!  Who needs that?



The Toe Brace is born.  Thank goodness!

Now, she has discovered a way to relieve the pain of her cross-over toe, and correct the position of it comfortably.

The Toe Brace is nearly invisible, so she can even wear open-toed shoes.

Thank you so much for visiting our web-site.  We hope the information on this site is helpful.  We welcome any feedback or questions you may have.  Just click on the contact us link.




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