Dayle Haddon is a Canadian model and actress, presently known for promoting anti-aging products manufactured by L’Oréal. Additionally, she is credited as author of Ageless Beauty: A Woman’s Guide to Lifelong Beauty and Well-Being.
Dayle was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. As a child she was enrolled in dancing classes to develop her physique. It worked well enough that she became a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at 13 and Miss Montreal at 18. Dayle’s husband died suddenly in 1991, leaving her with little money and a fifteen-year-old daughter to raise alone. Not being able to afford any longer to live in her house, she had to rent it out and move into a small maid’s room off a friend’s kitchen. She also had to find work right away. Doors slammed in her face because of her age in her previous professions of modeling, dancing, and acting. Dayle still had a daughter to support, so she had to take whatever she could get. Eventually, she managed to secure a menial position in a small advertising agency through a friend of a friend. Her nadir came the day she discovered a coyote, in a car commercial the agency was filming, earned more money than she did. It was time to move on. She hit the library to research the statistics about women of her generation, the baby boomers, and identified their growing importance in the health and beauty market. She knocked on the doors of the major cosmetics companies to tell them they were missing an opportunity. She weathered many rejections, but got her breakthrough when Clairol selected her as a spokesperson. She was then chosen to be the face of a new anti-aging line for ‘Estee Lauder’. On the day that the Lauder contract expired, L’Oreal signed her. She now has her own company, Dayle Haddon Concepts Inc, and travels the world as a spokesperson for L’Oreal to inspire and offer practical solutions in the areas of spirit, wisdom, beauty, and wellness for women.