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Boutiques offer markdowns for the holidays


Julie Michaud Prettyology will have all items marked down 25 percent Friday. Find skincare products from celebrity-favored brands including Intraceuticals, Sara Happ, and NuFace along with the store's own line of paraben-free makeup and tools. Purchase $100 in gift cards (which can be used for the shop's skin and beauty services) and get a $20 gift card free. Julie Michaud Prettyology is at 18 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1607. www.prettyology.com


We were sad to learn that Diseño will be closing its South End retail shop later this month. Latin American furniture and home décor is marked down 30-50 percent, including elegant leather sofas and chairs, hide and shearling rugs, wool throws and vintage textiles, ceramics and tabletop items, and more. The store will be open until Dec. 24 or until everything is gone. Diseño is at 409 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-423-2008. www.disenoboston.com


Put off decorating? Now may be a good time to do it: West Elm will have holiday trim marked down 30 percent Friday through Dec. 23. The selection includes glass and fabric ornaments, garland, tree toppers, wreaths, felt and velvet stockings, and more. West Elm is at 160 Brookline Ave., Boston, 617-450-9500 and 6 Wayside Road, Burlington, 781-221-5626. www.westelm.com



Hitting a holiday party Friday night? You might plan a stop at Salon Mario Russo beforehand for its Manes & Mistletoes event from 5-7 p.m. Both locations will offer a choice of three holiday-themed hairstyles — the Sugar & Spice blowdry, Vixen 'n Glitzen braid, or Naughty or Nice ponytail — for $40 (normally $75-$125). Hot cocoa will be served, and customers will get a gift bag of Oribe beauty product samples. Appointments are recommended. Salon Mario Russo is at 9 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-6676 and 60 Northern Ave., Boston, 857-350-3139. www.mariorusso.com


Femme Fatale Airbrush Tan is offering a free skin exfoliant or hydrating tan extender (each worth $48) with a custom spray tanning session through next Wednesday (Dec. 18). Book two tanning sessions and get both the exfoliant and tan extender, a $96 value. The deal is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Femme Fatale is at 464 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, www.femmefataleairbrushtan.com. Book an appointment at 857-265-3990 or femmefataleairbrushtan@gmail.com.


The Newton Highlands Holiday Stroll and Sing-A-Long happens Friday from 5-9 p.m. with deals, raffles, refreshments, and more. Limited Editions (1176 Walnut St., Newton, 617-965-5474, www.limitededitionsgifts.com) is offering 25 percent off all Jeanine Payer jewelry (pictured) and hosting a drawing for a $50 store gift certificate; Green Planet Kids (22 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-332-7841, www.greenplanetkids.com) will have holiday crafts, pictures with Santa (from 6-8 p.m.) and a $10 gift certificate for the first 50 families to stop in, starting at 6 p.m.; Marcia & Bea Antiques (1 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-332-2408) is offering 15 percent off purchases along with cider and cookies; Eric Bleiler Jewelers (28 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-969-8006, www.ericbleilerjewelers.com) is offering free appraisals and refreshments. Find other stroll happenings at www.boston.com/bargainbin. Ami Albernaz

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