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38 Best Barbers in Sydney

With great hair comes great responsibility and only the best barbers in Sydney can deliver. Not only will these lads and lasses shears treat your head like a canvas, but they’ll also do it while pampering you silly. Whether it’s the CBD, Inner West, North Shore or Beaches, your dreams of an unrivalled fade remain intact. Prepare for the warm shaving cream, the recliner chair, enticing aromatics, genuine camaraderie, and the fresh-cut, this is about as close to a spa treatment a guy can get.

Check out these related lists before your visit to gain some serious style inspiration.

The Best Barbers in Sydney

The best barbers in Sydney will have you forgetting the hair salon in an instant, check out our list below.

Tate and lyle

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1. Tate & Lyle Sydney

After years spent honing his craft at Sydney institution The Barbershop, English-born Jacob Martin unveiled his own venture Tate & Lyle in early 2020. Inspired by the diverse culture of London’s West-End, where Martin first cut his teeth, the upmarket Sydney Barber offers a welcomed respite from the daily grind. Service is exceptional, offering hot-towel shaves, razor fades, Winchester couches and a dram of the good stuff on the house. This shop even pays homage to the famed English district through its moniker; ‘Tate&Lyle’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘style’, which will elevate the moment you step inside.

• Prices start from $35 for a beard trim and range from $68-75 for a haircut and style consultation.

Located in: Macquarie House
Address:
MACQUARIE HOUSE, Shop 1/167 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Tue 10am-6pm, Wed – Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Phone: (02) 8054 2635

Tate & Lyle Sydney

The barbershop 1

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2. The Barber Shop

The Barber Shop offers two Sydney venues of equal status and stature. If you’re a modern gentleman these parlour-styled establishments on York Street and Barangaroo are must-visit locations. Not only do customers receive ageless grooming treatments – such as skin fades and beard trims (complete with straight blades and hot towels) – but late in the afternoon an adjoining hidden cocktail bar is open for business; instantly you find yourself inside a firm contender for “best barbershop” and “best bar” all at the same time! That means drinking whisky, listening to records, and receiving an unforgettable haircut or classic Sydney beard trim all in one visit.

• Prices start from $40 for a beard trim and range from $60-65 for a haircut or skin fade.

Address: 89 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Tue-Thur 9am-12am, Fri-Sat 9am-2am, Sun 3-9pm
Phone: 02 9299 9699

Address: 33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, Thur 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Phone: 02 8096 1481

The Barber Shop

5000bc

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3. 5000 BC

While it might be new, 5000 BC is coming for the crown of the best barber in Sydney. Led by industry icons, Tay Basham and Jimmy de Jesus (formerly of The Barbershop), this sleek little spot opened in October 2021. 5000 BC has a focus on modern and contemporary cuts and the team crafts some seriously dapper dos, offering everything from clean skin fades to beard shape ups and style cuts. If you’re are looking for a fresh cut in Sydney, you found the place.

• Prices start from $35 for a beard trim and range from $65 for a haircut (including fades).

Address: Shop 1/31-43 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Phone: 0490 940 118

5000 BC

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4. BY FRANCE.

Helmed by 2018-19 Barber Brands International Barber of the Year, France Khamees, BY FRANCE. isn’t your run of the mill Sydney barbershop – it’s a full-scale institution. Opening in late October 2021, the modern men’s salon offers a range of services, from traditional barbering to contemporary hairdressing styles, all backed by a consistent level of expert knowledge. Here, you’ll enjoy hot towel service, complete with complimentary drinks and, of course, a fresh cut.

• Prices start from $35 for a beard trim and range from $65 for a haircut (including fades).

Address: Shop 2/50 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am–6pm, Thurs 9am-7pm, Sat 9am–3pm
Phone: 0447 577 901

BY FRANCE.

Raw by anthony nader

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5. RAW Anthony Nader

No stranger to the backstages of Fashion Week, RAW by Anthony Nader has been sustaining and trend-setting since 1997, reaping the industry awards and acclaim as one of the best barbers in Sydney in the process. With his team of highly skilled stylists behind him, Anthony’s accolades to date include;

  • NSW Hairdresser Of The Year (2004).
  • Australian Hairdresser Of The Year (2006).
  • Editorial Session Stylist Of The Year (2008).
  • Australian Masters Award by The Australia Hair Fashion Journal (2010).

Their flagship salon in Surry Hills is an epicentre of high-end men’s style. Come here for the royal treatment and don’t be surprised if you pass a celebrity on the way out.

• Prices start from $170 for time with a senior stylist and range to $400 for a cut with Anthony Nader himself.

Address: 100 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Tue 12-6pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: (02) 9211 4444

RAW Anthony Nader

The little barbershop

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6. The Little Barbershop

The Little Barbershop in Wollomooloo is the definitive neighbourhood barbershop in Sydney. Showcasing two decades of experience in the hair game and having an unbeatable atmosphere to relax in is all part of the charm. This spot ticks all the boxes along the way to becoming one of Sydney’s best-kept barbering secrets – but we might’ve let this one out of the bag.

• Prices start from $35 for a beard trim and range from $55 for a haircut with skin fades costing $60.

Address: 109 Cathedral St, Sydney NSW 2011
Hours: Tue-Wed & Fri 10am-6pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Sat 8:30am-4pm
Phone: (02) 9332 3399

The Little Barbershop

Gentry barbers

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7. Gentry Barbers

Gentry Barbers has grow in popularity to become one of the most recognised barbers in Sydney. Owner, Joe Ribera, and his team of highly skilled barbers behind him offer a wide variety of services to fulfil every customer’s expectations, including style cuts, combination packages and hot towel head shaves. While it’s his team that often steals the show, Joe has raked in the awards over his career that started at his family-owned hairdresser in Haberfield, his awards including;

  • Australian Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year Finalist (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
  • #ONESHOT Hair Awards International Barber of the Year (2016).

• Prices start from $20 for a beard trim and range from $60 for a Gentry Style Cut with a thorough consultation.

Address: 216 Annandale St, Annandale NSW 2038
Hours: Tues-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Phone: (02) 8668 4000

Gentry Barbers

Churchills barbers

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8. Churchills Barbers

A touch of the old in a vibrant and modern setting, Churchills is a true style-hub. Crack a beer and sit back as the team of expert men’s stylists carve out some of the best haircuts in Sydney. A little tricky to find at first, Churchills is located on the third floor of Myer Sydney City. Bookings are preferred, but they still welcome walk-ins while offering an extensive range of products hand-picked by their experts for styling at home.

• Prices start from $55 for a haircut.

Located in: Myer Sydney City
Address: Level 3 Myer Sydney, 436 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Phone: 0423 359 296

Churchills Barbers

Unoit

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9. UNOIT – BARBER & BEAUTY

Don’t just do you, do the best you. That’s the motto behind UNOIT’s Darlinghurst Barbershop. Designed for the refined man, this Sydney barber remains one of the best with a refreshing take on the traditional. Combining your regular old barber with advanced skin treatments for both men and women together in a contemporary and creative space, it’s a place where it’s ok to ask for the usual or explore a new look with a face treatment to boot.

• Prices start from $30 for a beard trim and range from $55 for a haircut with skin fades priced at $59.

Address: Shop 3/99-101 Crown St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Hours: Tues-Wed 9:30-7pm, Thur 10am-9m, Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat 8:30-4pm
Phone: 02 8964 5859

UNOIT – BARBER & BEAUTY

The bespoke corner barbers

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10. The Bespoke Corner Barbers

Located in the heart of Paddington Sydney, brought to you by the brains behind ‘The Bespoke Tailors’ this barbershop is inside Sydney’s premium gentlemen’s tailor. A decadent den, like no other in the southern hemisphere, reflects this barber’s ethos of a modern man’s lifestyle and appearance. Offering private services by-appointment-only allows this Sydney barber to offer a truly exquisite experience for each gentleman. Tailored to your every need.

• Prices start from $20 for a beard trim and range from $68 for a bespoke cut.

Address: Level 1/223 Glenmore Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
Hours: Tues 7am-4pm, Wed 7am-7pm, Thur 10am-8pm, Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 7am-5pm
Phone: (02) 9356 3380

The Bespoke Corner Barbers

Jack rabbit slims

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11. Jack Rabbit Slims

If talking smack is your go-to, Jack Rabbit Slims has you covered. Aside from doing killer fades and scissor cuts, the lads at this Sydney barber are known for their high-class banter. Settle in for a drink, grab a cut and catch some sun on the way out. Better, why not head down to the beach and make a day of it. Too easy.

Address: 3b Roslyn St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Hours: Mon-Wed: 10am-8m, Thurs: 10am-9pm, Fri: 10m-8pm, Sat: 9am-6pm
Phone: 0417 766 659

Jack Rabbit Slims

Hair by tommy j

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12. Hair by Tommy J

Deep in the heart of Redfern is this South Sydney Barbers – a collective of five barbers with one simple goal: to give you the best greaser style haircut you’ll ever receive. Accordingly, Tommy J barbers deliver one classic fade after another inside a uniquely hip Australian setting.

Address: 112 George St, Redfern NSW 2016
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, Thur 9am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm
Phone: 0405 331 286

Hair by Tommy J

The happy sailors barbershop

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13. The Happy Sailors Barbershop

One of the best Sydney barbershops by far, The Happy Sailor keeps it clean, simple and visually engaging. The interior is overflowing with nostalgic and kitschy vibes while the haircuts remain distinctly modern. Meanwhile, the Aussie service with a smile is routinely top notch. Come in for a killer haircut or beard trim, Sydney style.

Address: 748 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016
Hours: Tue-Sat 9am-5:30pm
Phone: 02 9690 1452

The Happy Sailors Barber Shop

14. Boston Cut Barber

Although up to any stylish task, Boston Cut has absolutely mastered the African Australian haircut and should be considered the best barbers in Sydney for men’s Afro hair. Enter this popular Sydney location to get a perfect fade or afro with the utmost level of precision and technique, and if you’ve ever wondered where Nick Kyrios, Lamelo Ball, Khem Birch, or any other athlete gets their haircut in Sydney, we just let you in on a little secret.

Address: Shop7, Hardwood St & Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-6pm
Phone: 0451 306 711

Boston Cut Barber

Mens biz

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15. MEN’S BIZ Barber & Shop

At Men’s Biz in the Strand Arcade, not only will you meet some of the best barbers in Sydney, but you’ll be flanked by legions of handpicked grooming accessories from around the world. All the available products were selected for their quality and sustainability. Hence, come here to look sharp and then take some of that magic to go.

Located in: The Strand Arcade
Address:
Shop 15, Ground Floor/412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Tue-Wed 9:30am-5:30pm, Thur-Fri 9am-7pm, Say 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Phone: 02 8386 3577

MEN’S BIZ Barber & Shop

Truefitt and hill qvb sydney

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16. Truefitt and Hill QVB Sydney

If you’re feeling that a touch of the Royal treatment may be in order, then a trip to the very same that snip Prince Phillip’s locks may be the solution. Established in London in 1805, Truefitt & Hill claim to be the world’s oldest barbers.

Up until now, their legendary name has only been available in Australia via the Truefitt & Hill line of grooming products, but now, thanks to outlets in Sydney and Canberra, Aussies in need of a cut, shave or head massage can experience such gentlemanly wonders right in their own backyard.

Address: Shop 7 Second Floor, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney 2000
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Thu 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Phone: 0481 880 070

Truefitt and Hill QVB Sydney

The barbhood

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17. The Barberhood

Frequently touted as one of the best barbers Sydney has to offer (with the awards to prove it), The Barberhood stands as a living testimony to the timeless art of men’s grooming. Come to either of these two venues in Sydney CBD for a slew of luxurious treatments along with some whisky to help pass the hour. Drinking and grooming–that’s what the Sydney barber shop experience is all about, folks. If you’re in the Sydney CBD, then you’ll definitely find this spot near you. Pop in to see what all the fuss is about.

Address: 5 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 8am-6pm, Thu 8am-7pm
Phone: (02) 9223 9952

Address: S3 Wintergarden, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Phone: (02) 9247 4583

The Barberhood

Barber supreme

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18. Barber Supreme

Old school cuts with some new school banter, Barber Supreme offers classic for the modern gentleman. Tucked away in the heart of The Rocks, this Sydney barbershop has a relaxed and professional atmosphere, perfect for the mid-week tudy up.

Address: 31 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9241 5474

The emporium barber

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19. The Emporium Barber

One of the best barbershops in Bondi, The Emporium Barber offers up slick fades and quality coffee, courtesy of Toby’s Estate. Cuts usually take around 30 minutes and are reasonably priced at the $50 mark. If you’re looking for a beach-side tidy up, you can’t go wrong here.

Located in: Pacific Bondi Beach
Address: g10/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Hours: Mon-Wed: 7am-6pm, Thurs: 7am-8pm, Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 9am-4pm
Phone: 0448 010 800

The Emporium Barber

Tooth nail

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20. Tooth & Nail

Boosting a team of male and female stylists, this user-friendly unisex inner west has earned its place on our list of best barbershops in Sydney. Many of their loyal customers comment on the teams’ vast knowledge of hairstyling and head shape compatibility. Others enjoy the relaxed and casual environment that sets the tone for a great experience.

Address: 373 Enmore Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Phone: 02 9516 5213

Tooth & Nail

Chicanos

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21. Chicanos Hair Studio

It’s back to Redfern as we begin to close out our list of the best barbers in Sydney. Chicanos is as unmistakable in concept as it is in design. The walls are scoured with trippy Mexican artwork and the barbers themselves look like purebred Los Angeles exports. These dudes know their way around a razor for sure, and that means one tight and stylish haircut that you won’t find anywhere else.

Address: 157 Regent St, Redfern NSW 2016
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat 9:30am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Phone: 02 8084 6660

Chicanos Hair Studio

Adilla barbers

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22. Adilla Barbers

Double Bay’s Adilla Barbers eschews the old-school ethos of barbering and instead has created a light-filled modern place where men can visit and feel comfortable knowing they can count on getting the best cut from a professional hairdresser, without having to go to a women’s salon. This is where you go if you want your beard expertly tended to or a touch of colour that won’t look like a home job.

Address: 3/12 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Hours: Tue & Sat 9am-6pm, Wed-Fri 9am-8pm
Phone: (02) 9327 7248

Adilla Barbers

The bearded barber

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23. The Bearded Barber

Distinguishing The Bearded Barber from your standard Sydney barber is the impressive breadth of its operation. Not only will you find classic cuts in these parts, but they offer a full range of luxurious treatments for men. We’re talking about things like facials, teeth whitenings, waxings, skin needling, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion. Hop into their brand new store to fulfil your every conceivable need or desire. Undoubtedly one of the best barbers in Sydney.

Located in: Lederer Miranda
Address:
4-6 Wandella Rd, Miranda NSW 2228
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-5:30pm, Thu 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Phone: (02) 9525 7471

The Bearded Barber

Als place manly

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24. Al’s Place Manly

As cut-throat shaves make a comeback Al’s Place positions itself as a premier location for some of the best barbering in Sydney. Al acknowledges that fashion and men’s styling has made a strong comeback in the past couple of years, and he looks to compliment the modern man with his cool, funky, chilled and happy outlook on barbering. Al’s Place is built on service, it’s the kind of barbershop where you can duck in for a quick beard trim and end up spending the afternoon chopping it up with some of Sydney’s most eclectic characters.

Address: 39 Belgrave St, Manly NSW 2095
Hours: Mon 12-6pm, Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Phone: 0478 731 861

Al’s Place Manly

Grand royal barbers

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25. Grand Royal Barbers

Sure, some of the best men’s barbershops in Sydney look like they’ve been operating since the 1920s, but in reality, most just popped up over the last few years. By contrast, Grand Royal Barbers has actually been in business since the late 90s, putting them far ahead of any beard-capitalising curve. Run by couple Steve and Maria, who have decades of experience between them, Grand Royal has opened a few branches and retains an extremely loyal following. Naturally, the haircuts here are consistently exceptional. With three locations, there’s sure to be one near you.

Address: 2a/10 Spring St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Phone: 02 9221 8886

Address: 397 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst Sydney, 2010
Hours: Mon 10am-6pm, Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: 02 9360 3063

Address: 381 Riley Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010
Hours: Mon 10am-6pm, Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: 02 9211 7494

Grand Royal Barbers

Mr wolf

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26. Mr Wolf

Located right in the heart of trendy Newtown, Mr Wolf Barber Shop is as classic as them come. A traditional walk-in only shop, the colourful and creative facade plays the perfect backdrop for your next fade. Get in and get yourself sorted out.

Address: 22 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042
Hours: Tues-Fri: 10am–6:30pm, Sat: 9am–4pm
Phone: 0420 565 959

Mr Wolf

Razorhurst barbershop

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27. Razorhurst Barbershop

This hole-in-the-wall has been shaping up Darlinghurst’s most dapper for over two years, collecting a following of very happy clients. Razorhurst is run by a barber Sydney residents are loyal toward, Alex has copious amounts of experience under his belt. For a reasonable price, he’ll give you a snip, trim, fade or shave that’ll leave you looking your freshest and sharpest.

Address: 327 S Dowling St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Hours: Mon 5-9pm, Tue-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm
Phone: 0419 605 831

razorhurst barbershop

Man cave

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28. Man Cave Barber Shop

Finally, you can have the Sydney Barber Shop experience outside of the CBD. Established back in 2014, Man Cave Barber Shop’s business has been booming. With multiple locations across Sydney, Man Cave is home to some of the best barbers Sydney has to offer. It is the place to go for guys looking for high-end, holistic barbering and grooming services that can deliver the latest cuts, styles, colours, beard trimming, beard grooming, Men’s facials, beard trims and more.

Address: Bondi Junction | Level 2, Bondi Junction Westfield
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9:30am-6pm, Thu 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Phone: 02 8384 4392

Address: Burwood | Oran Park Podium
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9:30am-6pm, Thu 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Phone: 02 4623 3168

Address: Rouse Hill Town Centre | Shop GR087, Cnr Windsor Rd & White Hart Drive, 72 Civic Way
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, Thu 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Phone: 02 9836 3127

Address: Chatswood Chase | Shop B-025, Chatswood Chase
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Thu 9:30-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Phone: 02 9884 7986

Man Cave Barber Shop

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General FAQs

What is the best barbershop in Sydney?

In our experience, Tate & Lyle is our pick for the best barbershop in Sydney. Service is exceptional, with everything from hot-towel shaves, razor fades, Winchester couches and even a glass of whisky often served on the house.

What is the best area of Sydney for a good men's haircut?

If you are travelling in Sydney and looking for a men's haircut, your best bet is to head to Newtown/Enmore. This area has a high proportion of barbershops and men's hairdressers.

How much is a men's haircut in Sydney?

Men's haircuts in Sydney are unquestionably more expensive than some other Australian cities. In upmarket barbershops, you can expect to pay upwards of $45 for a cut.

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