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Anna G. Larson, Published March 24 2013

Style Profile: Josef’s hair instructor likes a classic look

FARGO – With his mustache, tie, vest, loafers and slim dark jeans, Gabe Rheault’s style is a modern twist on the look of a classic gentleman.

The Josef’s School of Hair Design instructor has worked in the salon environment since he graduated high school in 2004.

I spotted Rheault at Josef’s downtown sporting a polished yet casual ensemble with a delightful floral tie.

Describe your style. I keep it simple and classic. Fit is really important to me.

What are you wearing today? Levi’s jeans – I always buy the same cut – a vest from my father-in-law, and everything else is from thrift stores.

What’s your style philosophy? If I like it, I like it.

Where do you shop? I do a lot of thrifting. I like dress shirts, and department stores like Kohl’s are good for that.

Bow ties or neck ties? I’m trying out bow ties. I recently wore one with suspenders.

I like bolos, too, but I tend to look Western. I think it’s the facial hair.

What are your favorite items in your closet? Probably my jeans. I stick with classic style and stay away from trends. I find that things last a lot longer that way.

Where do you get style inspiration? Pinterest has really helped me look at different styles, and I’m trying out new things.

Right now, I’m exploring patterned fabric like my floral tie. I also got a gingham shirt recently.

What’s the hair trend forecast for 2013? We’re going back to classic cuts for men, 1920s and 1930s styles that are sleeker and very clean cut.

For women, too, it’s back to the classic shapes and sleeker look.

We’re also seeing people go blonder for spring and adding green to their hair or dying their hair a green-based brown – ashy brown.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525