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The Times seems to be making a habit of dropping the Critical Shopper column a day early. This week sees Mike Albo paying a visit to a new Midtown men's grooming salon named Spiff. It's a fairly straightforward review; he likes the place. The nitty gritty: "Along with shaves ($35 to $45) and haircuts ($45), guys can get mani-pedis ($58), highlights ($35 and up) or ear/nose/eyebrow waxing ($20 and up) — procedures they have always wanted but have had few places of their own to get them done until now." Note: Man in photo is not Mike Albo. [NY Times]